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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Shortage forces limited use of road salt in Oak Park

    Shortage forces limited use of road salt in Oak Park
    Oak Park crews worked to clear blowing snow through Tuesday night and into Wednesday, Oak Park Spokesman David Powers said. The Public Works Department conserved the village's dwindling supply of salt, applying it to main streets, but salting...
  • Glenview, Northbrook tackle more snowfall

    Glenview, Northbrook tackle more snowfall
    Rapid snowfall this morning slowed down commuters in Glenview and Northbrook, as well as other nearby suburbs, as local public works crews tried to keep up. "It was a very slow rush hour," said Jerry Burke, director of Glenview's public works...
  • Not even snow quiets New Trier jazz fest

     Not even snow quiets New Trier jazz fest
    As any jazz musician knows, "improvisation" can be the key to success. That was on display in abundance at Saturday's 31st annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School, with almost one-third of the bands canceling due to a snow storm....
  • Snow hits hard in Arlington Heights

    Snow hits hard in Arlington Heights
    Arlington Heights got about six inches in the latest snow storm today, with a heavier burst of what looked like lake effect snow between 8-11 a.m., said Cris Papierniak, assistant director of public works. "We had a full arsenal of crews out there...
  • Roads 'terrible' in suburbs

    Roads 'terrible' in suburbs
    Road crews were out in full force in the Wheaton and Glen Ellyn area on Wednesday morning, trying to keep up with the falling snow. Wheaton road superintendent Mike Wakefield described with roads with one word: “terrible.” “The...
  • Crews work to clear Geneva's roads

    Crews work to clear Geneva's roads
    In Geneva, snow crews worked through the night to clear the city's main roads. "They were in pretty good shape as of 8 a.m. this morning, so we didn’t have any major traffic problems as a result of snow" said Kevin Stahr, communications director...
  • Polar Vortex II, or is it III? Whatever, more frigid misery on the way

    Polar Vortex II, or is it III? Whatever, more frigid misery on the way
    Spring is less than a month away, but be prepared to first pay the toll for its arrival with the return of the polar vortex.  Frigid air will be back in much of the nation this week, with temperatures expected to plummet by more than 30 degrees in...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • The Balkun Brothers Get Good And Swampy

    The Balkun Brothers Get Good And Swampy
    Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers — or, going back even further, maybe Mountain — will find much to enjoy about the Balkun Brothers, a local trio often billed as a blues band but who just as frequently push into hard rock territory. They...
  • Spring storm expected in Northeast; blizzard warning in Cape Cod

    Northeasterners still shivering from the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to find early spring no less frigid Tuesday night and into Wednesday. From Connecticut to Maine, 12 to 20 inches of snow and winds up to 60 mph were forecast, the...