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Extreme Cold

Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In Chicago

Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

02/19/2015

Cold Thermometer

Two More Cold-Related Deaths Bring Season Total To 20

Two more Cook County residents have died of cold-related causes, bringing the total this season to 20, officials said Wednesday.

02/18/2015

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap Wednesday night. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Braces For Incoming Bitter Cold

e’ve been dealing with brutal cold for days now, but the worst is still ahead of us. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports many are preparing now.

02/18/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Metra: Cold Shouldn’t Have Significant Impact On Thursday Morning Rush

Metra officials said commuters can expect a good rush hour Thursday morning, despite subzero temperatures and wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Chief Operations Officer Pete Zwolfer said snow presents more of a problem than cold, although the arctic temperatures might slow things down a bit.

02/18/2015

Extreme Cold

Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap Overnight

Brutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.

02/18/2015

Ice boulders on the Lakefront Trail. (Credit: CBS)

Icy Conditions Close Parts Of Lakefront Trail

he temperatures are playing in role in a portion of the Lakefront Trail blocked off from North Avenue to Oak Street.

02/17/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

What Are The Odds That Schools Will Close Thursday?

Welcome to the CBS Chicago School Closing Early Warning Center™.

02/17/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Arctic Conditions Wednesday And Thursday Could Set Record For Cold

A mass of arctic air will send temperatures plunging into the single digits during the day Wednesday and Thursday, and below zero at night both days. Thursday’s high will be only about 5 degrees, which would break a record set in 1936, when the high temperature was 9 degrees on Feb. 19.

02/17/2015

Chris Buccola talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards about his heater's problems. (CBS)

Bad Time For The Heat To Go Out

And yet that’s happening to some Skokie residents, as the big chill descends. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2015

Cars still need to be cleaned in the sub-freezing weather. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Residents Try To Cope With This Week’s Cold Snap

With the kind of weather forecast for this week it’s definitely time to start paying attention to cold weather dangers.

02/16/2015

Cold Thermometer

Blue Island Woman Becomes Cook County’s 18th Cold-Related Death

An autopsy found Debra Trogtman died of heart disease, and listed hypothermia due to cold exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as secondary factors, the medical examiner’s office said.

02/16/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Potential For Record-Setting Cold This Week

OK, parents, listen up.

02/16/2015

Snow-covered trees in the Pioneer Woods Forest Preserve. (Credit: Phyllis Cerny/Cook County Forest Preserve District)

Heavy Snow For Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois could see between 6 and 12 inches of snow as a winter storm moves across the lower section of the state.

02/16/2015

Police say slick conditions may be to blame for a pileup on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday morning. (Credit: Molly Miossi)

Nearly 40 Vehicles Involved In Kennedy Pileup

Dangerous whiteout conditions are making driving treacherous in the Chicago area.

02/15/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Light Snow To Follow Dangerously Bitter Cold In Chicago

A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for northern Illinois and Indiana went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and is slated to run until 9 a.m. Sunday.

02/14/2015

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I-55 Near Gardner, Ill. Reopens After Hours-Long Closure

Multiple crashes on southbound I-55 near Gardner, Ill. Saturday morning led to part of expressway being shutdown for hours. All lanes were opened back up around 2 p.m.

02/14/2015

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Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Chicago Area Saturday Evening, Travel Warning For Parts Of Indiana

The Chicago area is dealing with bitter cold and strong winds this weekend. The entire area is under a Wind Chill Advisory until 9 a.m. Sunday.

02/14/2015

A broken water main in Dixmoor left several homes without water service. (Credit: CBS)

Cold Snap Causes Multiple Water Main Breaks In Dixmoor

Some families were without water for several hours. At the peak of the problem, approximately 80 percent of the homes in Dixmoor had no water service, or only a trickle of water.

02/13/2015

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Winter Storm Warning For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

Roads have been tough to negotiate, as wind has blown hard at times, and lake effect snow has been piling up.

02/12/2015

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Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.

02/12/2015

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