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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • January's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

     
    A blizzard hitting the Northeast didn't slow down car sales in January. In fact, the time it took to sell a new car was identical to January 2014's rate of 42 days. As we've noticed during winter months ??? with......
  • Cars in Snow: 2015 Chicago Blizzard Edition

     
    One thing people seem to want more of are photos of cars covered in snow. As Chicago-based automotive journalists, we're not quite sure why this is so fascinating. Maybe it is the fact that we must uncover the cars in......
  • Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal

    Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal
    There was a calm after the storm, and not just metaphorically. This was why shoveling 2 inches of snow on Tuesday night in windless 28-degree weather actually felt invigorating rather than miserable – it was a beautiful winter night, proving that...
  • Snow of 'historic proportions' has kept Oswego busy

    The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego. The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego....
  • Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict

     Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict
    A week ago, Chicago appeared to be in for some light, forgettable snow over Super Bowl Sunday. But Monday morning people awoke to the remains of the fifth-largest snowstorm in the city's history — more than 19 inches of snow — and the...