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McDonald's fries. (Photo credit should read JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Andy's Frozen Custard in Evanston has had a lull in business. (CBS)

Bitter Cold Has Chilling Effect On Some Businesses

CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov talks with restaurant operators who are seeing more empty tables.

01/27/2014

A lit furnace. (CBS)

Natural Gas Usage, Bills Spike During Cold Snap

Many of us are paying the price for trying to stay warm in this prolonged cold spell. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

01/27/2014

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

Metra Warning About Weather Delays On Monday

Metra is warning about possible delays for Monday’s commute, when wind chills may dive to 40 below.

01/24/2014

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Cold Claims Another Life As City Workers Take Census Of Homeless

A man believed to in his 60s and homeless was found frozen to death Wednesday night in the alley behind the 3200 block of West Fullerton in Logan Square.

01/22/2014

Humboldt Park Brian Eaton tries free his car which had froze to the curb. (Credit: CBS)

Snow, Ice Making Chicago Side Streets Treacherous

The cold is making it tough for drivers trying to navigate the roadways. The crunch of snow and now ice on Chicago’s side streets means slow going.

01/06/2014

Beasley Elementary School (CBS)

Part Of Chicago School Was Without Heat For Two Days, Parent Complains

Alonzo Stallings found out about the lack of heat not from teachers or a note sent home – but from his five-year-old daughter.

12/12/2013

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Man In Little Village Is Season’s First Cold Death

An autopsy Monday determined Daniel Badillo died of hypothermia, cold exposure and acute and chronic alcoholism.

11/25/2013

Burr Elementary. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Off To Cold Start To Spring

If you walked outside, you wouldn’t believe today is the first day of spring. But there it is, right on the calendar, March 20. Spring has sprung.

03/20/2013

Snow falls at the Des Plaines Oasis Thursday on Dec 20, 2012. (CBS)

Third Cold-Related Death Reported In Cook County

A homeless man is the third person in Cook County to die of cold exposure since November, according to an autopsy conducted Saturday afternoon.

12/22/2012

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Second Cold Death Reported In Cook County

A homeless man found near a University of Illinois at Chicago student center is the second person in Cook County to die of cold exposure.

12/09/2012

Weather

Chilly Conditions For Afternoon, 30s For Some Overnight

It’s still technically summer for a few more days, but temperatures on Tuesday are a far cry even from the conditions Chicago saw back in March around St. Patrick’s Day.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Excuses To Be In A/C

Good gravy. It is still so stupid hot. Even if it’s not triple digits, this is still gross. My shirt is holding onto every inch of my back. Walking is hard. Biking makes me feel and smell like a surly viking. THIS MUST STOP. Let’s go cool off and remember that we live in an age where for the low, low cost of our children’s future with an ozone layer, we can be cold right now – YEAH! Besides, they’ll probably invent totally green-recyclable-organic A/C units that make the rainforest glow with Gaia’s energy. We deserve to be cold, and the kids will fix it! DOUBLE YEAH!

07/25/2012

Weather

Chilly This First Day Of June, But Temperature Rising Over The Weekend

It is the first day of June and the first day of meteorological summer, but it feels more like late fall as the temperature remains stuck in the 50s.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Weather

Just 3 Days After Heat Wave, Mercury May Not Crack 50

It was only this past Sunday – a mere four days ago – that the temperature hit 97 degrees, but it all feels like a few months ago now as Chicago sits shivering in slippers and sweatshirts this Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

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