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.
Two more Cook County residents have died of cold-related causes, bringing the total this season to 20, officials said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
he temperatures are playing in role in a portion of the Lakefront Trail blocked off from North Avenue to Oak Street.
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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.
And yet that’s happening to some Skokie residents, as the big chill descends. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
With the kind of weather forecast for this week it’s definitely time to start paying attention to cold weather dangers.
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.
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Southern Illinois could see between 6 and 12 inches of snow as a winter storm moves across the lower section of the state.
Dangerous whiteout conditions are making driving treacherous in the Chicago area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roads have been tough to negotiate, as wind has blown hard at times, and lake effect snow has been piling up.
Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.