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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • 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...
  • Weather Q & A: Polar vortex or simply winter?

    Weather Q & A: Polar vortex or simply winter?
    A year after a brutally cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools — this week's chill is...
  • CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives
    Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings...
  • 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...
  • 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...