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A red admiral butterfly sits on a blossom and collects nectar. (Photo credit: PETER FOERSTER/AFP/GettyImages)

All The Snow This Winter Could Mean A Boon Of Butterflies In Spring

This winter might have been tough on Chicagoans who had to shovel all that snow, but it’s shaping up as good news for the butterfly population.

02/25/2014

Erika Lord of Edison Park staked out a curbside parking spot after shoveling it out. (CBS)

Chicago Crews To Start Removing ‘Dibs’ Junk

On Monday, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin carting away the lawn chairs, beat-up couches and discarded toys that have helped Chicagoans stake claim to cherished parking spaces they have cleared of snow.

02/24/2014

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

Snow covers cars in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

It Might Be Tiresome, But Scrape Off Your Car, Or Risk A Ticket

City law allows police to ticket and even tow a car if it hasn’t been moved in seven days.

02/18/2014

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Snow Totals — Feb. 17, 2014

This winter officially became the 5th snowiest on record for Chicago on Monday, when 5 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 67.9 inches. Here are snowfall totals for the city, suburbs, and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.

02/18/2014

A Chicago resident digs his car out from under fresh snowfall on Monday. The city got 5 inches officially, bringing the season's total to 67.9 inches so far this winter, the 5th highest total on record. (Credit: CBS)

The Worst Winters For Snow In Chicago

Monday’s snowstorm now places this winter has the fifth-snowiest on record.

02/18/2014

A Chicago resident digs his car out from under fresh snowfall on Monday. The city got 5 inches officially, bringing the season's total to 67.9 inches so far this winter, the 5th highest total on record. (Credit: CBS)

Digging Out Again, Chicago Residents Await Thaw

After nearly five inches of snow on Monday, Chicago residents were digging out again on Tuesday, and were running out of places to put all the snow. All that snow could create another problem when it begins melting, possibly causing flooding in some areas.

02/18/2014

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

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Snow, Abandoned Cars Making Parking Difficult In Little Village

On Chicago’s Southwest Side, Little Village neighbors gather in the snow to say they have no place to park when they get home, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/17/2014

Libertyville got nearly 14 inches of snow from New Year's Eve through late on New Year's Day, and could get even more from lake effect snow on Jan. 2, 2014. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Yard Signs Proclaim Skokie Work Crews As ‘Snow Heroes’

With yet another snow coming down in this endless winter, residents of one suburb are saying a very public “thank you,” to the crews who clear their streets, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/17/2014

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Winter Storm Warning: Eight Inches Of Snow Possible

The historic winter of 2013-14 continues as a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Chicago area on Monday.

02/17/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

More Snow Expected To Roll In Monday Before Chicago Thaws Out

Forecasters are predicting another winter wallop to the Chicago area, with up to 6 inches of snow expected to fall on Monday.

02/16/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Pose Flood Risk

Record snow this winter could mean record flooding soon.

02/15/2014

Tyler Morrick spent more than 4 hours stamping this Valentine into the snow for his fiancée Rachel Maschmeier. (Credit: Facebook)

Aurora Man Creates Massive Snowy Valentine For Fiancée

A west suburban man had no intentions of doing the usual chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, but what he did do got him more attention that he ever expected.

02/14/2014

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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

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

Falling Ice

Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling Ice

Efforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.

02/13/2014

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

Hi Mom in snow on parking garage roof

“Hi Mom” Written In Snow For Mom With Leukemia “Made Me Cry”

When Shari Hart was diagnosed with leukemia last week, her 14-year-old son wanted to do something special. So he wrote her a simple message: “HI MOM,” with a smiley face inside the O.

02/11/2014

Someone wrote "Hi Mom God Bless U" on a parking deck roof at Rush Hospital. (Angela Washek)

ICU Nurse Wants To Solve Mystery: Who Carved Heartwarming Message On Snowy Parking Deck?

It was a message written in the snow on the roof of a parking garage across from a Chicago hospital, and now the staff is trying to find the person it was intended for.

02/11/2014

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