Chicagoland woke up to some of the coldest temperatures in nearly two years on Tuesday, with temperatures hovering around zero–with wind chills around minus 10 to 15 degrees.
The temperature rang in at 6 degrees early Friday morning, but some hearty souls decided to shrug it all off and bicycle to work.
The warmer temperatures can’t come soon enough for garden centers and nurseries in the Chicago area — the soggy, chilly spring is keeping customers away.
It’s no mystery that the attendance at this season’s Chicago Cubs games hasn’t been what it usually is, and according to MLB commissioner Bud Selig, that has nothing to do the team’s performance or the owners.
There’s no snow in the forecast for Friday’s Chicago White Sox season opener in Cleveland, but there’s a high of 41 degrees and it should feel like it’s in the low 30s. So in other words, it’s not ideal baseball weather.
Traffic-control aides are exposed to the elements for hours on end, even during the coldest times of the year, CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.
Three people went to the hospital Thursday morning after residents of an apartment building used an oven for heat.
Emergency crews are out in force this morning, to make sure you don’t get stranded in the dangerous cold as you head out to work.
The bitter cold weather wasn’t keeping the super-hearty from getting in their daily jog or walk.
If you think it’s cold now, just wait. The forecast calls for sharply colder weather next week, with daytime temperatures barely above single digits.
The homeless and the sick can be most at risk when temperatures drop. The deaths of two homeless men found outdoors in Joliet over the past three days may both be related to the cold weather.
Chicagoans are waking up to temperatures in the single-digits and wind chills in the negative range.
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