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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend

    Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend
    The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday. Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
  • Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold

    Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold
    Baltimore will be colder than nearly all of Alaska on Friday. The National Weather Service reports temperatures will start near zero and aren't expected to rise above 15 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus-17 degrees. In Alaska, the high Friday...
  • Bundle up for below-zero temperatures by Thursday

    Bundle up for below-zero temperatures by Thursday
    Low temperatures are expected to hit Chicago on Thursday morning, with wind chills dipping as low as minus 30 degrees. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures could possibly tie the 1936 record for Feb. 19 of minus 7 degrees. As of...
  • 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...
  • Why are ice cream stores open in the dead of winter?

    Why are ice cream stores open in the dead of winter?
    A few days after the Super Bowl Sunday blizzard, the temperature in Chicago upgraded to socks-moistening. Roads were a slushy gray; pedestrians everywhere played dirty snow hopscotch. In West Ridge, a steady flurry fell over a shop called Lickity Split,...
  • 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....
  • Tri-Cities officials, residents cope with continued snowfall

    Tri-Cities officials, residents cope with continued snowfall
    Tribune reporter On Feb. 4, three days after the fifth-largest blizzard hit the Chicago area, the Batavia Riverwalk remained buried in more than a foot of snow — its benches and statues indiscernible. A soft trail of paw prints meandered around...
  • 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...