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CTA crews had to clear thick ice from the elevated tracks for the Brown Line and Purple Line near Armitage. The tracks were coated with ice from water used to douse an extra-alarm blaze at a vacant old school building next to the tracks. (Credit: CTA)

Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire

Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Panel OKs $5M Settlement In Severed Leg Case

First Deputy Corporation Counsel Leslie Darling told the Finance Committee that 24-year-old Edwin Hill was severely injured while waiting for a bus on the South Side in November 2008.

04/28/2014

This car left in a parking lot is now trapped by ice. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Bronzeville Couple’s Car Fused To Ice Block

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez talked to the owners, who say nothing has been done — after multiple complaints to the city.

02/28/2014

(Credit: Kenneth Colbert)

Chicago Home Surrounded By Ice After Broken Water Pipe Goes Unfixed

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports if you have to walk along West 87th Street and Union, tread very carefully. Part of this block is Chicago’s version of Ice Station Zebra.

02/27/2014

Satellite image of ice coverage on Lake Michigan on Feb. 26, 2014. (Credit: NOAA)

Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy Lake

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that’s already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.

02/27/2014

Kristin Shtulberg and her infant daughter. (CBS)

Melting Ice Crashes Through Window, Raining Glass Shards Onto Mom, Baby

Kristin Shtulberg was nursing her 5-week-old daughter near a window when a massive buildup of ice collapsed. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/20/2014

Wheelchair file photo (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Brutal Winter Has Been Extra Tough On The Disabled

If you think you’ve been having a tough time getting around this winter in all the snow, ice, slush, and now rain; just imagine what it’s like for the disabled.

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Thin ice on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fire Dept. Issues Warning To Stay Off The Ice

The Chicago Fire Department is warning for anybody near any body of water these days to stay off the ice, especially with the warm-up and rain coming Thursday. But not everybody’s listening.

02/19/2014

A suburban stormwater drain (CBS)

With Thawing Expected, Officials Urge Residents To Keep Street Drains Clear

Rising temperatures are expected to cause melting this week.

02/17/2014

Road Salt

Warming On Way: How Much Snow Will Melt?

Looking ahead to next week, Chicago will get a welcome relief with temperatures expected above freezing for several days in a row.

02/14/2014

Road Salt

Salt Helping Keep Roads Safe, But It Could Be Hurting Your Car

Road salt frequently can cause damage to cars by creating rust, although newer cars are much better protected against oxidation.

02/12/2014

The ice breaker Biscayne Bay. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Sends Ice Breaker To Southern Lake Michigan

The Commander acknowledges there’s some irony in the name: Biscayne Bay, for a Coast Guard ice breaker which is moored at Navy Pier.

02/12/2014

Cars stuck in ice in Albany Park. (Credit: CBS)

City Crews Free Cars From Ice Days After Water Main Break

City crews freed cars stuck in the ice for days after a water main break in the Albany Park neighborhood.

02/11/2014

CBS 2's Brad Edwards interviews a resident whose car has gotten stuck in her Kenwood aley. (CBS)

Residents Complain The City Has Forgotten Their Frozen Alley

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits with residents of North Kenwood, where one icy alley has trapped many a vehicle.

02/10/2014

Ice and snow coverage around the Great Lakes. (National Weather Service)

Impressive Views Of Chicago’s Winter Weather

By meteorological standards, the winter of 2014 has been nothing short of impressive.

01/30/2014

Francisco Fuentes carries a five gallon drum of rock salt after shopping at Home Depot.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow, Shifting Temps Leave Rock Salt In Short Supply

Not only is the salt bag that many homeowners bought three years ago gone, in many cases, so is the bag that replaced it as the cycle of snow-freeze-thaw continues.

01/29/2014

Workers load salt into a snowplow in north suburban Lincolnshire. (CBS)

Road-Salt Supply A Concern For One Suburb

In north suburban Lincolnshire, there have been ongoing supply concerns because demand has been unusually high this season. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/20/2014

Snow melts around a Chicago catch-basin grate. (CBS)

Rain, Thawing Snow Brings Flooding Potential To Chicago Region

Chicago’s Water Management Department was out clearing the city’s catch basins Friday so that the melting snow and rain have a place to go. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/10/2014

A car spins it wheels on the South Side Thursday night. (CBS)

South Side Alderman Says City Is Diverting Road Salt From His Ward

Ald. Roderick Sawyer says his ward’s five trucks have been limited to one load of salt a day, and they’re often sent to salt a higher priority: Lake Shore Drive. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/09/2014

(File Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Get That Salt Off The Car … Before Damage Sets In

By now, many cars are coated in a salty, dirty muck after this week’s snow and extreme cold. As CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports, it’s important to get that grime washed off before it warms up this weekend.

01/09/2014

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