Winter

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

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Home Health Workers A Lifeline To Elderly During Cold Snap

Cindy Uribe is a home health care nurse from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. On Thursday, she was checking on 82-year-old Jack Gallo, one of her regular patients.

01/08/2015

Smoker James Mair doesn't let Thursday's cold keep him from taking a cigarette break. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Some, Bitter Winter Weather Doesn’t Shut Down Smoke Breaks

The heartiest workers still find the time to take smoke breaks outside.

01/08/2015

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

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

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

Metra Implementing Changes To Prevent Last Year’s Cold Weather Problems

Metra says it’s putting into practice, everything it learned during last year’s Polar Vortex which created long and repeated delays for commuters, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/05/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Not Everyone Pleased By Lack Of Snow

Not nearly a white Christmas, and now a snow-less New Year’s Eve. It is fine for some, but not everyone.

12/31/2014

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Lack Of Snow Hindering Winter Sports Enthusiasts

You may like the fact there’s been little or no snow in the area this month, but not everyone does.

12/29/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.

11/26/2014

Don Orseno, Metra's new CEO (Metra)

Metra Boss: This Time Around, Rail Agency Better Prepared For Winter

CEO Don Orseno ran through some of the new equipment and procedures that are expected to prevent commuters from freezing on Metra platforms this winter.

11/13/2014

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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?

11/10/2014

Dana Dodson's cat Buttercup watches the snowfall from the warmth of their home. (Photo from Dana Dodson)

When You’re Shivering Next Week, Blame ‘Bombogenesis’

Lucky you. You’re going to hear the word “bombogenesis” a lot in the next week.

11/07/2014

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

City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It’s Another Wicked Winter

With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.

10/28/2014

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Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The “School Of Fish” Cookbook

Winter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger’s recipe for fried sea scallops.

10/02/2014

A pile of road salt that public works crews in northwest suburban McHenry will use on roads during the year's first snowstorm on Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Road Salt Will Be Scarce, Expensive This Winter

The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.

09/29/2014

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Chicago Winter Forecast Could Be Wild In 2014-15

Meteorologists don’t take much stock in predictions from the Farmer’s Almanac, which is calling for a frigid winter season, but there are more scientific signs that Chicago would see a wild one in 2014-15.

09/12/2014

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Harsh Winter Was Tough On Butterfly Population, Study Says

A study released today points a finger at road salt. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/09/2014

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