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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Hammond woman gets new kidney on Super Bowl Sunday

    Hammond woman gets new kidney on Super Bowl Sunday
    New York gets an itsy bitsy blizzard and the whole town shuts down. Chicago gets hammered with near-record snowfall and plunging temperatures and we push through it like Patriots mowing down a Seahawks defensive line. Not continuous snowfall nor...
  • Retired nurse reaches out to help friend trapped during blizzard

    Retired nurse reaches out to help friend trapped during blizzard
    When the blizzard hit the Fox Valley area last weekend, Hampshire resident Kathy Mattsen wanted to make sure her friend, who lives in the area, was alright. Mattsen is a retired nurse who once worked at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She said nurses often...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Downers Grove will set aside time for snow conversation this summer

    Downers Grove will set aside time for snow conversation this summer
    Does Downers Grove swing and miss when it comes to successfully responding to large snow events such as the 19.3 inches that fell on the community Feb. 1? That, and other questions, will be pondered this summer when village officials will fully...
  • Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal

    Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal
    There was a calm after the storm, and not just metaphorically. This was why shoveling 2 inches of snow on Tuesday night in windless 28-degree weather actually felt invigorating rather than miserable – it was a beautiful winter night, proving that...
  • Snow of 'historic proportions' has kept Oswego busy

    The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego. The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego....
  • Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict

     Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict
    A week ago, Chicago appeared to be in for some light, forgettable snow over Super Bowl Sunday. But Monday morning people awoke to the remains of the fifth-largest snowstorm in the city's history — more than 19 inches of snow — and the...
  • Governor Will Weather Second-Guessing On Storm

    Governor Will Weather Second-Guessing On Storm
    Monday-morning quarterbacks are amateurs when it comes to second-guessing. The real professionals are those who, after a storm has passed, waste no time questioning the actions taken by officials as being either too much or too little for the...
  • January's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

     
    A blizzard hitting the Northeast didn't slow down car sales in January. In fact, the time it took to sell a new car was identical to January 2014's rate of 42 days. As we've noticed during winter months ??? with......
  • Cars in Snow: 2015 Chicago Blizzard Edition

     
    One thing people seem to want more of are photos of cars covered in snow. As Chicago-based automotive journalists, we're not quite sure why this is so fascinating. Maybe it is the fact that we must uncover the cars in......
  • Park Ridge mayor questions delay in plowing Uptown lot after blizzard

    Park Ridge mayor questions delay in plowing Uptown lot after blizzard
    The decision by Park Ridge Public Works leaders to not plow a large public parking lot immediately following the weekend's blizzard was questioned by Mayor David Schmidt, who suggested it should have been made more of a priority. During the Jan. 2...