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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills

    Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills
    When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on. The first month, the bill came as promised —...
  • Blizzard Of 1978

    The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts. Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
  • 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....
  • New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000

    New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000
    With snow again expected in the Northwest Suburbs, officials in Arlington Heights are acutely aware that the storm from just a few weeks ago cost village taxpayers more than $100,000. The week-long storm and extreme cold began on the afternoon of New...
  • 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...
  • Near northwest suburbs brace for more cold

    Near northwest suburbs brace for more cold
    As Mother Nature continues to serve up expletive-producing temperatures and wind chills well below zero, the near northwest suburbs once again face extreme cold. Most area schoolchildren will have yet another extended weekend, as districts 219, 207, 62,...
  • Homer Township buys new salt spreader

    Homer Township buys new salt spreader
    Homer Township plans to purchase a new truck with salt spreader for more than $67,000 to help its maintenance department with plowing. "I owned a snow-plowing business once upon a time and this isn't a bad price," Trustee Christina Neitzke said at a...
  • 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...
  • Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer

    Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer
    Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...