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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.


Ice Crystals On A Window. (AP Photo)

Say Goodbye To Warmth, Hello To Rain And Ice

A freezing rain advisory was issued Sunday morning and extended to 2 p.m. for areas in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.


Cyclists spin out along an icy patch near Oak Street. (CBS)

Unseen Ice Sends Cyclists Spinning Out Along Lakefront

Along the lakefront on Tuesday, cyclist after cyclist after cyclist went down.


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Tinley Park Police Rescue Two Girls From Icy Pond

Police said the girls were in a few feet of water for five to seven minutes, about 20 feet from the shore near the Edgewater Walk complex.


Ice on Lake Michigan (CBS 2/Mai Martinez)

Lakefront Ice Is Beautiful But Deadly

A dog was rescued last week along Chicago’s icy lakefront, but sometimes people aren’t so lucky. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


Winter ice in Des Plaines. (CBS)

Ice May Look Rock Solid, But Beware

But just how safe is that ice? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


This dog somehow ran out onto the frozen waters of Jackson Harbor. (CBS)

Dog Rescued On Ice In Jackson Harbor

Chicago Animal Care and Control personnel were still seeking the owner of a dog that eluded capture on the ice of Jackson Habor for nearly three hours before it was rescued Tuesday.


Weather conditions created problems for Chicago area motorists. (Credit: CBS)

Icy Conditions Cause Problems For Motorists

Grab the ice scraper, because you may need it before you head out this Sunday morning.


(Credit: AP)

Rescuers Pluck Man And Woman From Frigid Waters Of North Suburban Lake

Two people were rescued from the shallow depths of a north suburban lake Saturday after falling through ice softened by unseasonably warm temperatures.


Cold Thermometer

Rain, High Temps Turn Ice Rinks To Mush

The bizarrely warm temperatures this week worry one climate expert.


The logo of the US Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) Detention and Removal unit. (Credit: Getty)

Chicago Immigrant Laborers Denounce Raid

On a recent day, they say, Chicago police and Immigration showed up and hauled seven workers away.


Snow In Roselle

Some Simple Advice To Avoid Injury From Slipping

One of the things you’re likely to have to deal with on Thursday is slippery conditions.



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!



Icy Roadway Makes For Treacherous Commute On I-80/94

Ice on the roadway made for a treacherous commute Monday morning on the Borman Expressway in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

A 43-year-old man was rescued from a frozen pond in Streamwood after he tried to ride his bike over the frozen surface on Feb. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Man Riding Bike Across Frozen Pond Falls Through Ice

A 43-year-old man was hospitalized Monday afternoon after he tried to ride his bicycle across a frozen pond in northwest suburban Streamwood and fell through the ice.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012