The rats are coming — poking their twitchy little noses underneath porches, beneath doors, even inside airport hangars.
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.
Chicago water mains have been doing fine in the subzero weather, but the temperatures have been tough on the fire hydrants.
After two days off for the extreme cold, classes will resume Wednesday for all Chicago Public Schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.
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.
Some school bus companies had problems getting their vehicles running Wednesday morning, after more than two weeks of sitting idle, often in subzero temperatures.
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.
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
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.
Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.
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.
The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
Looking for someplace to go to warm up amid Chicago’s deep freeze? Try the South Pole.