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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Morning commute fitful but better as temperatures rise

    Morning commute fitful but better as temperatures rise
    After two days of major disruptions and cancellations, Metra trains ran normal schedules this morning though some commuters waited more than half an hour in the cold because of delays. Most of the delays were on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line,...
  • Slow snow dig-out across city

    Slow snow dig-out across city
    Many Chicagoans left their homes Wednesday to return to work and school after a weekend of heavy snow and two days of bitter cold to be greeted with the inconveniences of snow-packed side streets, uncleared alleys and ice-covered sidewalks. Such...
  • Above freezing, finally, but now threat of flooding

    Above freezing, finally, but now threat of flooding
    Ten days into the new year, temperatures in Chicago are expected to pass the freezing mark for the first time in 2014 today. But there's a new threat: Flooding. Temperatures are forecast to rise into the 30s for the next five days, bringing snow, rain...
  • Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget

    Chicago already plowed through half its snow removal budget
    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...
  • Naperville warns of potential flooding

    Naperville warns of potential flooding
    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...
  • Leaders' Lesson: 'Don't Ever Mess Up A Snowstorm'

    With snow and bitter cold on the way just hours after the new year began, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swung into action, briefing the media and activating the state's severe-weather protocol to help shelter those in need. In doing so, Mr. Malloy followed what...
  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield recap toll taken by snow, cold

    Highland Park, Deerfield recap toll taken by snow, cold
    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....
  • 'Gravity' Tops Visual Effects Society Nominations

    The Visual Effects Society has announced this year's nominees for the 12th annual VES awards. As previously announced, the Visionary Award will be presented to Alfonso CuarĂ³n for "Gravity," which led all films with eight vfx nominations. "Pacific Rim"...
  • TV review: 'Klondike' hits pay dirt

    TV review: 'Klondike' hits pay dirt
    Discovery Channel strikes it rich with "Klondike" (8 p.m. Jan. 20, 21 & 22; 3 stars out of 4), its first venture into scripted TV that's sure to please fans of its top-rated series "Gold Rush." Based on Charlotte Gray's nonfiction book "Gold Diggers:...
  • Minimum wage for excellent care [Letter]

    Minimum wage for excellent care [Letter]
    Thanks for Laura Howell's recent commentary on the minimum wage ("Minimum wage debate ignores crucial group," Jan. 15). After watching my mom care for my brother for almost 30 years (she passed in 2012), I found myself the in-home provider. With that...