Flight status boards at O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

East Coast Blizzard Stranding Many Travelers At O’Hare, Midway

Thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled because of the storm, including hundreds of flights in Chicago, leaving many people spending the night at the airport.


Water leaking from underground froze into a huge sheet of ice on the 8900 block of South Eggleston Avenue. Neighbors said the leak went unfixed for weeks before city crews showed up to fix the problem. (Credit: Sharnia Lashley)

Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect Until Early Tuesday

Less than a tenth of an inch of ice will accumulate overnight, but that’s still enough to leave untreated roads and walkways slippery. Drivers should slow down and take extra precautions.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Airlines Canceling Thousands Of Flights To East Coast Ahead Of Major Blizzard

The potentially historic blizzard in the Northeast might have missed the Midwest, but it was having an impact at Chicago’s airports. Numerous flights at O’Hare and Midway airports have been delayed, and some airlines have begun cancelling flights.



More Than 80 Flights Canceled At O’Hare After Light Snowfall

More than 80 flights were canceled Sunday morning after a wet snow hit the Chicago area.



Several Inches Of Snow Possible Sunday Morning

The Chicago area could see several inches of snow on the ground by Sunday morning.


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Snow To Return This Weekend

Though Friday and Saturday’s weather look pleasant and mild for this time of year, snow likely will start falling early Sunday morning.


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Up To An Inch Of Snow Possible During Wednesday Morning Commute

The wintry mix that peppered the Chicago area late Tuesday and overnight was expected to turn into snow by 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.


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Elderly Hazel Crest Man Is Season’s 15th Cold Death In Cook County

Arthur Smith was discovered in his garage in the 17300 block of Emerson in Hazel Crest during a well-being check, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


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30 Years Ago Today: Chicago Sets Record For Cold At -27°F

If you were in Chicago 30 years ago today, there’s a good chance you were either hiding under your blankets, or bundled up in more layers of clothing than Randy from “A Christmas Story.”


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Chicago Snowfall So Far Less Than A Third Of Last Winter’s Total

Halfway through the winter, snowfall totals and cold temperatures hardly compare to Chicago’s brutal winter of 2014, though temperatures have been slightly below normal, forecasters say.


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Warm Weather Forecasted To Continue This Week

The relatively warm weather from this weekend is expected to carry on through the week.


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Warm Weekend On Tap For Chicago Area

Chicago area is in for a warm weekend as temperatures climbed above freezing for Saturday.


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Weekend Forecast: 40s On Tap For Saturday

Compared to last week’s bitter cold, this weekend is shaping up to be a tropical heat wave.


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Normal Temps, Dry Conditions To Stick Around For A While

After a frigid and snowy start to the year, Chicago could flirt with the 40s this weekend, as temperatures rise above normal January levels, and people should be able to keep their shovels in the garage for a while.



Three Found Dead In Abandoned Avondale Home

Police say the deaths could be related to the cold weather, but autopsies will not be conducted until Tuesday.


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Snow Totals–January 12, 2014

The following are snow totals for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana from Sunday night into Monday morning. National Weather Service measurements are usually taken at 7 a.m. NORTHERN ILLINOIS SNOWFALL LOCATION (COUNTY): INCHES ELBURN (KANE) […]


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Meteorologist Ed Curran Uses Cue Cards To Deliver Weather Forecast

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran was having some voice problems Sunday morning, so he decided to use cue cards to deliver the weather forecast.


The DuPage Children's Museum sustained water damage after a pipe burst. (Credit: CBS)

DuPage Children’s Museum Dries Out After Pipe Bursts

The bitter blast is finally loosening its grip on the Chicago area. We are up from the negative digits to single digits at least.


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Thieves Target Four Cars Left Running To Warm Up In Hammond

The bitter cold is creating plenty of opportunities for car thieves who are finding easy pickings as people leave their vehicles running to warm up. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Hammond police are still sorting out a series of thefts that occurred Friday.


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Frigid Temps Cause Problems At O’Hare, Midway

This week’s bitter blast has left lingering problems at both Chicago airports. Frozen fuel pipes at O’Hare forced at least two airlines to delay flights.