| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts.
Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:05 PM
As any jazz musician knows, "improvisation" can be the key to success.
That was on display in abundance at Saturday's 31st annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School, with almost one-third of the bands canceling due to a snow storm....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Why does Chicago feel like the Arctic today? It's because of the polar vortex.
Oh, ok. Wait, what is the polar vortex? While there's a lot of meteorological science behind it, it's actually pretty easy to explain.
According to the website...
| 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...
| 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...