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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Believe it or not, this wild winter weather does have some benefits.
With the thermometer down – the calls to the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society are up.
It may feel like the worst winter ever, and it is certainly the harshest in decades.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talks with restaurant operators who are seeing more empty tables.
Many of us are paying the price for trying to stay warm in this prolonged cold spell. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Metra is warning about possible delays for Monday’s commute, when wind chills may dive to 40 below.
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.
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.
Alonzo Stallings found out about the lack of heat not from teachers or a note sent home – but from his five-year-old daughter.
An autopsy Monday determined Daniel Badillo died of hypothermia, cold exposure and acute and chronic alcoholism.
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.
A homeless man is the third person in Cook County to die of cold exposure since November, according to an autopsy conducted Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.