Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Outlook: ‘Most Painful Year At Pump Ever’

Gasoline prices could approach $5 a gallon by Memorial Day and stay a record levels for much of the summer, according to a forecast by


Jan. 9 Weather

Record For Lack Of Snow Within Reach

With little or no snow in the forecast, Chicago may soon break the record for the least-snowiest start to winter.



Chicago Now Ranks Third For Wettest Year On Record

By noon on Wednesday, Chicago had already broken a record for the third wettest year on record, and counting.


A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

ComEd Hits Record For Demand, System Stressed

As the temperatures soared well into the 90s for the fifth straight day, ComEd reported that customer demand hit an all time record.


Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

May One Of Wettest On Record

The strong storms that hit over the Memorial Day weekend, combined with more storms later today, will make the month of May one of the wettest on record.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

South Suburban School Sets Record For Reading

A south suburban elementary school is being announced today as first in the nation, if not the world, in the number of minutes students spent reading this school year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011


Reports: Boystown Reality Show Producer Has Criminal Record

A published report says the executive producer who wants to bring a reality TV series to Chicago’s Boystown has a serious criminal record.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

April 18 Snow

Looking Back On A Wet, Miserable April

Conditions are sunny and May flowers are in bloom at last, and with bone-chilling rain, overcast skies and even a late-season snowstorm, few in Chicago were likely sorry to see April go.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Snow On Edens Expressway

Late April Snowstorm Sets New Record

The calendar says April but the Chicago area could see as much as three inches of snow on the ground by Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2011

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon Registration Closed In Record Time

Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time on Thursday as 45,000 participants signed up in 31 days.


Blizzard Photo from viewer Gary Ohm

Chicago Sets New February Record For Snow

Chicago broke a 115-year-old record for snowfall on Saturday and the city could still see more snowfall before the month is over.


Snow Friday Morning

Latest Round Of Snow May Set Record

A snowstorm swooped into Chicago early Friday, and it could put us over the top for the snowiest February ever.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

Megan Schulz from Forest Park went out and built an igloo in front of her apartment.  (Credit: Megan Schultz)

Monday’s Snow Puts Chicago Near February Record

Monday night’s snowfall in Chicago wasn’t enough to set an all-time record for the month of February, but it did move the city one place closer to that milestone.


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What a difference two weeks makes. How are you spending the day? We’d love to see some of your warm weather pictures


Weather In Daley Plaza

60 Degrees This Afternoon?

Temperatures are likely to hit 60 degrees Thursday afternoon. The last time that happened on this date was in 1880.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Megan Schulz from Forest Park went out and built an igloo in front of her apartment.  (Credit: Megan Schultz)

Chicago Sets Another Record For Snow

In addition to last week’s blizzard, Chicago’s third-ranked snow event ever shattered the record for February snowfall in one day, while Sunday’s snowfall helped the city reached another frigid milestone.


Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Sets Thanskgiving Holiday Ridership Record

Amtrak had a record-breaking Thanksgiving week, carrying more than 700,000 passengers, up 2.7 percent over last year, the national rail service announced on Wednesday.