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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Record cold hit Thursday, but CPS kids back to class Friday

    Record cold hit Thursday, but CPS kids back to class Friday
    Chicago set two record-low temperatures Thursday, as the thermometer began to slide back toward subzero cold, but Chicago Public Schools announced they will be back in session Friday. The temperature at O'Hare International Airport dropped to 8 below...
  • Wheaton, Glen Ellyn spend big to clean up after massive blizzard

    Wheaton, Glen Ellyn spend big to clean up after massive blizzard
    Wheaton and Glen Ellyn spent tens of thousands of dollars responding to the massive blizzard that dumped about 18 inches of snow in the west suburbs earlier this month. Wheaton spent about $164,000 during the storm, according to Public Works Director...
  • Police: Polar Vortex may have inflated 2014 crash stats

    If you were looking for one more thing to blame on the Polar Vortex, Evanston police are pointing to crash stats. While overall crime rose a negligible .06 percent in 2014, the number of traffic crashes increased by 5 percent, police reported at the Feb....
  • Elmhurst officials say 250 tons of salt needed in cleanup of blizzard

    Elmhurst officials say 250 tons of salt needed in cleanup of blizzard
    The city of Elmhurst has cleared its streets of snow, but not yet tallied the costs resulting from the Feb. 1 blizzard that dropped almost 20 inches of the white stuff on the city. It did use about 250 tons of salt in the cleanup. "Cleanup is complete....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blizzard batters Chicago, dropping more than a foot of snow

    Blizzard batters Chicago, dropping more than a foot of snow
    A blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights into and out of Chicago on Monday and cutting off power to thousands. Winter storm warnings stretched all the way to Maine, but Chicago...
  • Moran: Pre-blizzard ice skating warmed the winter soul

    Moran: Pre-blizzard ice skating warmed the winter soul
    Two days before the Super Bowl Blizzard tested our resolve once more, a post-sunset experience at Belvidere Park in Waukegan served as a reminder that living in this climate doesn't always have to suck away at our souls. It was 28 degrees and the wind...
  • Snowstorm creates super-sized challenges in Southland

    Snowstorm creates super-sized challenges in Southland
    Super Bowl parties hit a snag, traffic was snarled and kids were hoping blizzard conditions would prompt school closings as the first major snowstorm of the season buried the Southland on Sunday. Kids in Manhattan and Tinley Park built snowmen –...
  • Blizzard continues to ground flights at O'Hare, Midway

    Blizzard continues to ground flights at O'Hare, Midway
    Airlines in the U.S. canceled more than 5,000 flights Sunday and Monday because of Chicago's fifth-worst blizzard, according to FlightAware.com. On Sunday, airlines canceled 2,566 flights in the U.S., with 2,827 more flights being delayed. O'Hare and...
  • Blizzard is fifth-largest; Monday's commute was rough

    Blizzard is fifth-largest; Monday's commute was rough
    On Monday morning, as the fifth-largest blizzard to ever hit Chicago moved east, Chicago-area residents woke to more than 19 inches of snow on the ground and a morning commute that was difficult at best. About 7:30 a.m., weather service officials said...