Extreme Cold

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Pest Control House Calls Spike As Rats Seek Refuge From Extreme Cold

The rats are coming — poking their twitchy little noses underneath porches, beneath doors, even inside airport hangars.

02/03/2014

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Brutal January Weather Taking A Toll On Blood Donations

The heavy snow and bitter cold this winter have put a major strain on supplies at Chicagoland blood banks, as donations have dropped precipitously because of cancelled blood drives and missed appointments.

01/31/2014

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Chicago Water Mains Holding Up During Cold Snap

Chicago water mains have been doing fine in the subzero weather, but the temperatures have been tough on the fire hydrants.

01/29/2014

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Classes To Resume Wednesday For Chicago Public Schools

After two days off for the extreme cold, classes will resume Wednesday for all Chicago Public Schools.

01/28/2014

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Power Grid Operator Asks People To Reduce Electricity Use

As frigid conditions tighten their grip on Chicago and much of the rest of the country, PJM Interconnection – which operates the transmission grid for ComEd and many other power companies – said people are cranking up electric heaters and thermostats.

01/28/2014

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Chicago Temps Back Above Zero, For Now

After nearly 33 hours of temperatures below zero, Chicago got a (very) small measure of relief Tuesday afternoon, when the mercury inched back above zero.

01/28/2014

Ice surrounds the boat docks in the harbor at 31st Street Beach as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Doctors: Winter Can Be Depressing, But Rarely Seriously

If you feel like being cooped up inside because of the cold weather is making you a little nutty, you’re not alone; but experts say the cold rarely poses a serious psychological problem.

01/28/2014

Tracy Cherry, 46, is accused of leaving her pit bull outside in extremely cold weather for as long as 12 hours, starting Jan. 5. The pit bull died of hypothermia. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff: Woman Left Dog To Die Out In Cold

A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges, after allegedly leaving her pit bull outside in extremely cold weather earlier this month.

01/27/2014

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CPS Cancels Classes Again For Tuesday Due To Intense Cold

For the second day in a row, Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to the extreme cold. The closure includes CPS sports and after-school programs.

01/27/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

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Bitter Cold To Last Through Tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.

01/22/2014

Near whiteout conditions from heavy snow led to a traffic standstill on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana on Tuesday. Indiana State Police advised drivers to avoid the area, if possible. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Here We Go Again; Snow, Bitter Cold Return

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.

01/21/2014

Buses from Illinois Central School Bus sit idle in the parking lot. The bus company, which serves  Niles-Park Ridge District 64, was unable to provide enough school buses for school on Wednesday, due to the extreme cold, and a shortage of drivers. (Credit: CBS)

Many Local Schools Left Without School Buses Due To Cold

Some school bus companies had problems getting their vehicles running Wednesday morning, after more than two weeks of sitting idle, often in subzero temperatures.

01/08/2014

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Slow Warming Trend Continues; Schools, Travel Getting Back To Normal

Sorry kids, winter break is over. It’s back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.

01/08/2014

Snow still covers Interstate 65 at U.S. 231 near Crown Point on Tuesday. (Credit: INDOT)

I-65 Reopened; ‘Extreme Caution’ Urged For Drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana

01/07/2014

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions, Travel Delays

Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.

01/07/2014

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Burst Pipe, Icy Mezzanine Prompt Closure Of Red Line Stop

Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.

01/07/2014

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Service Modified, Some Trains Canceled Due To Cold

Metra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.

01/07/2014

A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS To Close Schools On Tuesday

The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Frigid Temps Outfreeze Even Antarctica

Looking for someplace to go to warm up amid Chicago’s deep freeze? Try the South Pole.

01/06/2014

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