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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.

01/10/2015

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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.

01/10/2015

A fuel tanker pulls next to a regional jet at O'Hare Friday. (CBS)

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.

01/10/2015

Ice fishermen had already set up a shanty on the ice at Diversey Harbor on Jan. 9, 2015, even though at least one other fisherman said the ice was not thick enough to venture far onto the frozen surface of Lake Michigan. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Fishermen Already Testing Ice On Lake Michigan

Ice fishermen have returned to some Chicago harbors, even though it might be a little early to be standing on the not-so-thick ice.

01/09/2015

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CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For Cold

Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.

01/09/2015

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View: The ‘Sun Dog’ Also Rises Over Chicago

When it gets this cold, at least there are some interesting weather phenomenon to go with frigid temperatures.

01/09/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Lowest Reported Temperatures In Towns Across Chicago Area

Nearly all of the coldest temperatures were reported between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

01/08/2015

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Wilmette School Superintendent Sorry About Closing Schools For Cold Weather

A north suburban school superintendent apologized to parents Thursday, after cancelling classes due to the cold weather, after he had second thoughts about his decision.

01/08/2015

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Photo: You Know It’s ‘Chicago Cold’ When …

You know it’s cold when the inside of your doors and windows get frosty.

01/08/2015

With most Chicago area school districts canceling classes Thursday due to the cold weather, many parents took their kids to local YMCA's for their "School's Out" program while parents went to work. (Credit: CBS)

Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For Alternatives

Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.

01/08/2015

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School Closings: The Case For Sending Kids To Class In The Cold

It appears that the new normal is to shut down the system out of “an abundance of caution.”

01/08/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Brutal Cold Presents Real Threat Of Frostbite Or Hypothermia

If you don’t take seriously the deep freeze blanketing the Chicago area the past couple days, you do so at your own peril. Frostbite and hypothermia are real threats in this weather.

01/08/2015

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Subzero Temps To Give Way To Fresh Snow Thursday Afternoon

While the mercury should rise back above zero late Thursday morning, and subzero temperatures shouldn’t return until Saturday, Thursday afternoon will bring a return of snow.

01/08/2015

A lit furnace. (CBS)

City Fielding 30 Complaints A Day About Insufficient Heat

A top city official said inspectors have been forced to take emergency action to help some tenants get adequate heat in their buildings during this week’s cold snap.

01/08/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.

01/07/2015

Dangerous cold will come in waves this week. (Credit: CBS/Megan Glaros)

Chicago Area Braces For Sub-Zero Temps

A blast of cold weather has the Chicago area bracing for sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

01/06/2015

Commuters cross the Chicago River on their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures are expected to remain in the single digits today and three to six inches of snow are expected to fall this evening.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Are The Chicago River And Lake Michigan Smoking? Not Really

Photographers have been having a field day along the lakefront and Chicago River, capturing images of the swirling mist over the water, known as sea smoke or frost smoke. It might be called smoke, but it’s just water vapor.

01/06/2015

Dangerous cold will come in waves this week. (Credit: CBS/Megan Glaros)

Frigid Week Ahead As Snow Ends In Chicago Area

As skies cleared and plows worked to clear streets and highways of the latest round of snow, a fresh round of frigid weather was settling in on the Chicago area Tuesday morning.

01/06/2015

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)

Chicagoans Brave Freezing Temps

With temperatures plunging Monday, CBS 2’s Jim Williams spent the day with people who have no choice but to endure the cold.

01/05/2015

Here's the scene in Northwest Indiana, where businesses await snowfall. (CBS)

Plow Drivers Gear Up To Deal With Snow

Many of us complain about it, but plow drivers love this weather.

01/05/2015

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