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.
This winter officially became the 3rd snowiest on record for Chicago on Wednesday, when 3.6 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 79.1 inches.
This winter moved up another notch on the list of snowiest winters in Chicago overnight, when more than 3 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, making the total snowfall this winter the third most on record.
Chicago Tribune reporter Matthew Walberg did some math and came up with a simple formula.
The frigid, snowy winter might help delay allergy season this spring, but mold and pollen problems could be worse than usual once allergy season is underway.
They say if you don’t like the weather in Chicago, just wait. The kids at a Skokie music school are tired of waiting, and have planned a street protest over the seemingly endless winter.
Flurries began falling early Wednesday, making streets slick, and covering sidewalks with a light dusting of snow for the morning commute.
The unrelenting, bitter winter of 2013-14 is by one measure the coldest season in the history of Chicago.
When you think of birds flying south in winter, you probably don’t think they’re headed to Chicago, but if you’ve spotted any bald eagles in Illinois lately, you know different.
Believe it or not, this wild winter weather does have some benefits.
Water Department crews have been working around the clock in Chicago to keep up with frozen and broken water lines, thanks to a brutal winter that has kept complaints flowing, if little else.
We know, we know, you’ve heard this before. Temperatures will get a bit better this weekend, but as has become a seemingly constant refrain this winter, we’ll also see a fresh round of snow.
This winter has been tough for just about everyone in Chicago, including students who spend each morning waiting on the corner for their school buses – especially when some don’t make it any easier on themselves with their choice of winter clothing.
It has been 50 years since temperatures were this cold this late in the season in Chicago, but here we go again – temperatures near zero for what many Chicagoans are hoping will be the last time this winter.
This winter might have been tough on Chicagoans who had to shovel all that snow, but it’s shaping up as good news for the butterfly population.
We’re getting as sick of saying it as you are of hearing it this winter, but temperatures will dip below zero tonight, at least the 21st time that’s happened this winter.
If you think you’ve been having a tough time getting around this winter in all the snow, ice, slush, and now rain; just imagine what it’s like for the disabled.
Chicago area residents were rushing to get roofs clear of ice dams, and shovel ice and snow away from storm drains and catch basins on Wednesday, as the heavy snow cover continues to melt, with rain on the way.
This winter officially became the 5th snowiest on record for Chicago on Monday, when 5 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the season’s total to 67.9 inches. Here are snowfall totals for the city, suburbs, and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.
After nearly five inches of snow on Monday, Chicago residents were digging out again on Tuesday, and were running out of places to put all the snow. All that snow could create another problem when it begins melting, possibly causing flooding in some areas.