| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:39 AM
A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued.
But on the bright side...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Kill Hannah has spent much of its career coming to its fans around the country and in Europe, but once a year during the holiday season the Chicago alt-rock band has its fans come to it for “A New Heart For Christmas.” And considering the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The season's first serious storm is expected to dump as much as 8 inches of snow on the Chicago area Thursday and Friday, and the National Weather Service says high winds and plunging temperatures could make traveling hazardous.
Snow will start falling...
| Jan 26, 2012
As the last days of January go by, no snow has accumulated in the Perry Hall/Kingsville neighborhoods. While snow lovers and students yearn for sledding and days off from school, the rest of us quietly rejoice with the passing of each snowless day. I...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A year ago, the Chicago area was bracing for a paralyzing blizzard. Today, we basked in weather just a few degrees shy of the record.
By 3 p.m., the temperature was 57 at the city's official recording station at O'Hare International Airport. That's 8...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Thursday is Groundhog Day. According to legend, if a groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees its shadow on this day, we will have six more weeks of winter.
We sure could use more winter. Since California, like most of the United States, hasn't had...
| Feb 2, 2012
What is the warmest Groundhog Day in Chicago history?
—Brandon Borbath, Gurnee
With the help of Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski, we combed the city's high temperatures for Groundhog Day and found the furry...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Who would have thought it would be so hard to give people money?
Late last year when it became clear Harford County was in a reasonably stable financial situation, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced plans to give county employees —...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The football season is over. So is Groundhog Day. And Valentine's Day, too. But if any excuse for a party will do, don't forget that Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 21. And while it may be a little late to book your trip to the Big Easy, you can at least...
| Mar 1, 2012
Entering its third century, Lehigh County remains what it has ever been: a place of promise and paradox.
The promise is in the people -- 350,000 of them, give or take, any one of whom might turn out to be the next Frank Buchman or Constantine Hering, the...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 9:05 AM
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on "Meet the Press" today to make the pitch for electing President Barack Obama to a second term.
Emanuel is set to deliver a speech on Tuesday that he says will "testify" to...