| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:34 PM
A flake of snow had yet to hit the ground Monday, but Atlanta's grocery stores were already packed with shoppers afraid of disaster.
Fruits and breakfast foods were popular. So were wines. One young man at a Sam's Club commanded a shopping cart packed...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The second fret had become buzzy on my vintage mandolin. Not a crisis for a person of my skill level, but since the top on my son’s acoustic guitar had just developed a crack, I took both instruments to Jim......
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Meteorologists were expecting the heaviest snowfall of an already frigid and snowy season Thursday, with the region forecast to wake up to a blanket of snow and to endure an icy mix of precipitation through the afternoon.
The National Weather Service...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:58 AM
For those in the Midwest and Northeast who enjoyed a brief respite from the nastiness of winter, the bad news is that a new storm on Friday was tracking its way through the regions, bringing a return of rain, slush, sleet and snow.
The new storm,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:57 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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"...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The snow sandwich that has forced Chicagoans to lean into their shovel handles and idle in slushy traffic jams with annoying frequency in recent weeks also has dug into the city’s winter street plowing budget.
Snow removal in November and December...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The City of Chicago already has used about half its 2014 plowing budget trying to deal with the deep snow and intense cold that took hold this month.
The city has spent $11.2 million since Dec. 31 on snow removal, according to city spokesman Bill...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off the plane Monday morning from a family vacation in Indonesia into a city blanketed in a winter freeze and quickly addressed the optics of his absence from Chicago in the run-up to some of the nastiest weather the area has...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Naperville is asking residents to make sure snow isn't blocking their storm drains during anticipated rainfall.
The rain and snow coupled with a frozen ground can cause flooding, officials said in a news release. The city also is recommending that...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Winter storms on New Year's Eve and Jan. 4 dumped the lion's share of between 21 and 23 inches worth of snow that fell on Highland Park and Deerfield – something that led to tons of salt being used and thousands of gallons of de-icing liquid....