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Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Potential For Record-Setting Cold This Week

OK, parents, listen up.

02/16/2015

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Three Found Dead In Abandoned Avondale Home

Police say the deaths could be related to the cold weather, but autopsies will not be conducted until Tuesday.

01/12/2015

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Despite Frigid Temps, Some People Still Need To Work Outside

Some people have no choice, but to be out in the cold. They have to work in this bitter blast.

01/07/2015

Pedestrians use Chicago's little-known "Pedway," a system of tunnels. (CBS)

Pedway Offers Warm Shortcuts To Avoid Cold Downtown

For those of us who had to come to work, the key to staying warm can be a few shortcuts, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.

01/07/2015

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Cold Day Activities in Chicago with Kids

CHICAGO (CBS) — With many Chicago area schools closed today due to frigid temperatures, parents and caregivers may find themselves searching for safe and fun activities for their kids. Here are a few local options that offer children and grownups a […]

01/07/2015

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Heating Problems Have Students Bundling Up In South Side School

This bitter blast has students at one Far South Side school wearing coats, hats and gloves in the classroom.

01/06/2015

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap Wednesday night. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Brave Freezing Temps

With temperatures plunging Monday, CBS 2’s Jim Williams spent the day with people who have no choice but to endure the cold.

01/05/2015

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Implementing Changes To Prevent Last Year’s Cold Weather Problems

Metra says it’s putting into practice, everything it learned during last year’s Polar Vortex which created long and repeated delays for commuters, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/05/2015

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Chicagoland Temperatures About to Dip Way Below Average

Though fall has not yet officially begun, Chicago and its surrounding areas are about to experience a snap of cold weather this week, reports CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros.

09/10/2014

Shivering members of the Tops West Cook YMCA Swim Team rush to find a towel to dry off and warm up amid unusually chilly conditions for mid-July in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chilly Temperatures Have Swimmers Wishing For Real Summer Weather

As of late Tuesday morning, the official temperature in Chicago was only 64 degrees, which is the normal low for mid-July. The average temperature for July 15 is 74 in Chicago, and the normal high is 85, according to the National Weather Service.

07/15/2014

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Don’t Be Fooled By Warm Weather — Lake Temps Remain Dangerously Cold

After two deadly accidents on the water last weekend, the Chicago Fire Department is reminding people of the hazards of cold water. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/06/2014

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New Trier Warns Parents About Lake-Jump Dare Among Students

A new trend has teenagers from New Trier High School taking a dangerous plunge called the “cold water challenge,” with students nominating each other to jump into Lake Michigan.

05/12/2014

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Deep Freeze Hurt McDonald’s Sales Last Month

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

03/10/2014

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Chicago Woman Dies Of Hypothermia, Cold Exposure At Home

A woman who died Thursday at her home in the West Side Austin neighborhood was at least the 23rd cold-related death of the season in Cook County.

02/28/2014

This Jan. 30, 1967 photo shows abandoned autos littering South Lake Shore Drive near 18th Street. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Chiberia 2014: Making The Case For Worst. Winter. Ever

With the end of what experts call “meteorological winter,” this relentless, unforgiving season will be one of those that will remain in our collective memories for a long, long time.

02/28/2014

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Brutally Cold Winter Does Have Silver Lining

Believe it or not, this wild winter weather does have some benefits.

02/27/2014

Three dogs rescued from a home in Lansing, Ill. (Credit: Animal Welfare League)

Cold Weather Prompts Increase In Calls To Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society

With the thermometer down – the calls to the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society are up.

02/27/2014

With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Worst Winter Ever? It Sure Seems Like It

It may feel like the worst winter ever, and it is certainly the harshest in decades.

02/10/2014

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