| Jan 29, 2013
How odd it is to hear an artist you respect and appreciate suggest she doesn’t have the pipes to tackle her words.
“If I had the money, I don’t even know if I would be singing my own songs,” says rapper/singer/poet Dessa, a solo...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:46 AM
AccuWeather.com released its spring weather outlook this morning, and it includes seasonable weather that one doesn't need a meteorology degree to predict: winter storm chances for the East Coast in February and March and milder temperatures not until...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I am so completely pessimistic and cynical about this country being able to pass any meaningful gun control laws as long as the right to bear arms is sanctified, enshrined and beatified by the United States Constitution. To end the gun culture we have...
| Feb 2, 2013
The holidays are long over, but your desire to keep throwing parties isn't. Today is Groundhog Day after all, and tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Then there's Lincoln's Birthday (which promises to be more popular than ever this year thanks to Steven...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Sharaya Smith was visiting a New Port Richey park along with her daughter, 4, and her three-year old nephew on Groundhog Day when a stranger came out of the bushes who claimed to be President Obama and allegedly told her that he was here "to rid the world...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The storm that socked the Chicago area with the season's biggest snowfall has tapered off, but it's not completely finished with us.
Snow will continue falling periodically today, dropping another inch or two in the city and up to three inches in the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Chicago area can look forward to some quiet, almost balmy days after being hit by the largest snowstorm in two years.
Temperatures will climb into the 40s by this weekend with maybe some rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
At 9 a.m. the"Do do do …" of "Chelsea Dagger" blares from the alarm-clock radio.
"OK, Chicago, rise and shine, and don't forget your Uggs 'cause it's cooooold out there today," Waddle says.
"It's coooold out there every day," Silvy says
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Repercussions from the heavy snowfall started to sound like the punch line to a joke Thursday:
It snowed so much, Chicago closed its outdoor ice skating rinks. Elmhurst began dumping its snow in a quarry usually reserved for flood overflow. And the...