A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

January 2014 Ranks No. 3 All-Time For Snow

hursday’s brief snow would have otherwise gone unnoticed in Chicago, except for the fact that it marked another milestone in what has become quite the winter.


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

So Far, January Ranks No. 4 All Time For Snow

If record-setting cold temperatures this month weren’t enough, the amount of snow is also one for the record books.


Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Deadliest January In Chicago In More Than 10 Years

The murder toll in Chicago for the month of January now stands at 42, making it the most deadly January in Chicago in more than 10 years.


Gas Prices

Gas Prices Hit Record High For January

January is typically a month when gas prices are low, but that is not the case this year.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012


Strange January Thunderstorms Giving Way To Biting Wind, Snow

Thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area overnight, but don’t get fooled — it’s still January, and more snow is soon coming.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

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Get Organized: Best Places To Donate Your Junk

Did you know that January is the month to get organized? According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), this year marks the seventh year that January is the month to get organized. NAPO wants to raise awareness on the benefits of getting organized and since getting organized is usually one of the top five New Years resolutions, what better time to start than now?



Rob Lowe (left) as Drew Peterson (right) in Lifetime thriller Untouchable. (Credit: People Magazine)

Lifetime Movie About Drew Peterson To Air In January

As the real Drew Peterson demands an apology from Illinois State Police for suggesting that he might have killed in fourth wife, Stacy, a trailer is now out for a Lifetime TV movie that suggests the very same thing.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Music Box Theatre

Sundance Fest To Hold Screening At Chicago’s Music Box

The Sundance Film Festival will be making a stop in Chicago next year, with a screening at the celebrated Music Box Theatre in Lakeview.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011