Winter Storm

Officials at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought in a generator to keep the refrigerators and freezers running, and keep food from spoiling, after a winter storm knocked out power on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Another Snow Day For Many Schools, Thanks To Power Outages

More than 1,000 students from Orland Junior High School and High Point Elementary School were among those getting an extra snow day on Wednesday.


Amy Arens took this picture of her pug Porkchop out for a walk in Des Plaines. (Credit: Amy Arens)

Photos: Chicago Buried In Snow, Gripped By Deep Freeze

After getting up to two feet of snow since last week, Chicago was in the mist of a dangerous cold spell that started Sunday night, when temperatures dropped well below freezing, hitting a Jan. 6 record of -16 degrees.


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Winter Storm Closes NWI Interstates, South Shore Line

The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 94, both eastbound and westbound, between the Illinois state line and the U.S. 421 exit at Michigan City, and Interstate 65, both northbound and southbound, between U.S. 12/20 in Gary and mile marker 172 in Lafayette.


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Snow Totals For New Year’s Storm

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from the New Year’s winter storm, as of midnight Wednesday night.


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.


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Another Winter Storm Possible This Weekend

Weekend holiday shopping and travel plans could be impacted by a potentially big storm, forecasters warned on Tuesday.


Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday week. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Travelers Encounter Fewer Delays Than Expected

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.


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Winter Storm Expected To Disrupt Travel Plans Later This Week

Despite Monday’s snowfall, it is looking to be the best day for holiday travel between now and Thanksgiving.


A car is stranded in the center median along Interstate 57, about 30 miles south of Kankakee, after a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of central Illinois on March 24 and 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Buries Central Illinois, Largely Misses Chicago Area

A winter storm that buried much of central Illinois in heavy snow largely missed the Chicago area Sunday and early Monday. The storm prompted many schools and universities downstate to cancel classes, and police advised people not to drive in that part of the state unless it’s an emergency.


Part of the roof at Cafe La Cave, a banquet hall in Des Plaines, collapsed on March 6, 2013, apparently due to the weight of snow from a winter storm. (Credit: CBS)

Banquet Hall Roof Collapses During Snowstorm

Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

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A Downers Grove resident shovels his stairs on March 6, 2013, the morning after a winter storm dropped 9.5 inches of snow on the suburb. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Digging Out From Heaviest Snowfall Since 2011 Blizzard

Chicago area residents were shoveling out from heavy snow Wednesday morning, following the biggest winter storm in two years.


Snow on the ground in Crown Point, Ind., during the snowstorm on March 5, 2013. (Viewer Photo: Andrew James)

Snowstorm Should Help Ground Moisture Levels In Chicago Area

It might be tough to drive in, but Tuesday’s snowstorm should bring some benefits to the Chicago area.

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Woman Crashes Car Into Lake In Aurora During Snowstorm

A west suburban Aurora woman’s car left the roadway and landed in a lake at the start of Tuesday’s winter storm.


A girl gets ready to sled outside Whittier Elementary School in Downers Grove on Feb. 26, 2013. (Supplied to CBS)

Chicago Snow Totals

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from Tuesday’s winter storm.

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Two kids help shovel snow from their driveway in Waukegan on Feb. 27, 2013, after getting 11 inches since the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Northern Suburbs Hit Hardest By Snow, More Snow Possible Today

Residents in the far northern suburbs were digging out from heavy snow early Wednesday, after they were hit hardest by the winter storm that blew through the Chicago area on Tuesday. A couple more inches could fall on Wednesday.

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Jennifer Carnes of Aurora brushes snow from her cars Friday morning after an overnight snowstorm left about 3 inches of snow in Aurora. (Photo courtesy: Al Benson)

Chicago Snow Totals: Feb. 22, 2013

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, as of 7 a.m. on February 22, 2012.

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This SUV that spun out and hit a median divider on the Eisenhower Expressway was just one of many accidents overnight as a winter storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow on the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Storm Brings Moderate Snow, But Still Hampers Morning Commute

Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.


A snowplow gets to work in Kankakee Thursday. (CBS/Network Video)

Overnight Storm Could Be Snowiest In Chicago This Winter

Chicagoans could wake up Friday morning to the largest snow accumulation of the winter — a paltry three inches.


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‘Significant Winter Storm’ Could Dump Five Inches By Friday

A “significant winter storm” could bring as much as four or five inches of snow to parts of the Chicago area late Thursday and early Friday, according to the National Weather Service.


A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm In Northeast Delaying Some Flights At O’Hare

O’Hare flight boards were showing delays on flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ohio – all areas hit by the winter storm.