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VIDEO: CBS 2 Reporter Pam Jones Shows You How To Dress In ‘Chiberia’

When CBS 2 reporter Pamela Jones needs to get on a story quickly during this hellish Chicago winter, she has a system.

02/28/2014

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Snowiest Winters Ever In Chicago

With as much as eight inches of snow possible on Monday, this winter stands to become the fourth-snowiest ever–and there are still several more week of winter left.

02/17/2014

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Here’s Why Your Heating Bill Has Been So High (It’s Not Just The Cold)

Has your heating bill gone way up the last few months? Especially compared to last year? There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are many reasons, and not all of them have to do with the terrible cold that’s caught Chicago in a mercilessly frigid headlock.

02/13/2014

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Winter Storm Warning: Up To Nine Inches Of Snow For Chicago

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Chicago area, with a forecast that is calling for up to nine inches of snow to fall in some locations.

01/31/2014

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High Winds, Snow Forecast For Thursday

The extreme cold is gone, but Chicago will be trading that for some windy and snowy conditions on Thursday.

01/30/2014

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Coldest Days Ever In Chicago: Monday Night May Get Close

Monday’s overnight temperature is expected to drop to 18 below zero.

01/27/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 22: Crews work to remove snow from MetLife Stadium, which will host Superbowl XLVIII next month, on January 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In what is being called the first ever 'cold weather superbowl,' the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will face off in front of over 80,000 fans. Cold weather welcome kits have been produced for fans that will include earmuffs, hats, mittens, hand warmers, lip balm, and tissues, among other items. After a snowstorm hit the New York region with a foot of snow earlier this week, the NFL and local authorities are doing everying possible to prepare for a snowstorm on the day of the game. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The Biggest X-Factor Heading Into Super Bowl XLVIII

Rather than focusing on silly statistics like Denver’s 0-3 Super Bowl record when wearing their orange jerseys, this is going to be on legitimate game-changing X-Factors.

01/24/2014

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Bitter Cold To Last Through Tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.

01/22/2014

Near whiteout conditions from heavy snow led to a traffic standstill on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana on Tuesday. Indiana State Police advised drivers to avoid the area, if possible. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Here We Go Again; Snow, Bitter Cold Return

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.

01/21/2014

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Temperatures To Plunge Again, Will Stay Near Zero Most Of Week

Though the polar vortex has returned north, temperatures in the Chicago area are expected to hover near zero throughout much of next week, with wind chills dipping as low as minus-25.

01/19/2014

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Snow Rolls In Before Temps Plummet Again In Chicago

Up to two inches of snow could fall across the Chicago area Saturday with greater accumulations in the south suburbs, forecasters are predicting.

01/18/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Still Working On Cold-Related Problems That Hobbled Service This Week

Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/09/2014

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Get That Salt Off The Car … Before Damage Sets In

By now, many cars are coated in a salty, dirty muck after this week’s snow and extreme cold. As CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports, it’s important to get that grime washed off before it warms up this weekend.

01/09/2014

A truck is stranded on snow-packed roads in Lowell in Northwest Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Drivers Warned: Stay Off Roads

Drivers in Northwest Indiana were being told on Monday to stay off country roads, as many of them remain impassable.

01/06/2014

Trucks sit near the shut down Interstate 65 on Monday. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)

Truckers Stranded For Two Days In Storm

Conditions in Northwest Indiana are so bad that some drivers have been stuck for two days, including a FedEx driver who has been trying to get a delivery down to Alabama.

01/06/2014

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CPS Will Open Schools Early Next Week, But Parents Can Keep Kids Out

CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.

01/03/2014

Sammy the dog gets a taste of winter on Chicago's Northwest Side this week. (Tommy Nava)

Snow Gives Way To Dangerous Subzero Temperatures

The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.

01/02/2014

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)

Lake Effect Snow Could Dump Up To 10 More Inches

The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.

01/02/2014

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Frigid Week Ahead; Snowy Start To New Year

After a mild weekend, temps have plunged below freezing, and will stay there through the end of the week, with lows in the single digits most nights. On top of that, the New Year likely could start with several inches of snow.

12/30/2013

Ice Crystals On A Window. (AP Photo)

Say Goodbye To Warmth, Hello To Rain And Ice

A freezing rain advisory was issued Sunday morning and extended to 2 p.m. for areas in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

12/29/2013

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