| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Rapid snowfall this morning slowed down commuters in Glenview and Northbrook, as well as other nearby suburbs, as local public works crews tried to keep up.
"It was a very slow rush hour," said Jerry Burke, director of Glenview's public works...
| 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....
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:05 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:03 AM
As more snow approaches the Chicago area this weekend, La Grange snow crews are taking steps to conserve the village's dwindling salt supply.
During the next storm, the Public Works Department will reduce the amount of salt it applies to residential...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Freezing temperatures and heavy snow in the Northeast section of the nation are to blame for the cancellation and delay of more than 5,000 flights.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the eastern New York and western New...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
They have this "spring ahead, fall back" business completely backward.
Do you know what time the sun sets for the Lehigh Valley this evening? By golly, it's not even evening, unless you are from the South, where they have the demented idea that...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...