Winter

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Past El Niños Offer Clues To What’s In Store For Chicago Area This Winter

This would be one of the five strongest El Ninos since 1950, so, Mary Kay Kleist decided to take a look back to see what previous El Nino winters could tell us about winter in Chicago this year.

08/15/2015

Ice builds up along North Avenue Pier. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What Can We Expect From Fall, Winter Weather?

CBS 2’s Megan Glaros says there may be a few surprises ahead.

08/05/2015

CBS 2 photojournalists Lou Kleinberg and Dino Pillizzi help a stranded motorist who slid off I-90 on Tuesday. (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Snow, Sleet, Rain Make For Sloppy Roads On Tuesday

While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.

03/03/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

The boiler for Fraternite Notre Dame has shut down during the cold snap. (CBS)

Nuns Without Heat Have Faith Someone Will Help

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame feed 200 homeless people each day and make home visits to bedridden patients. Now they are in need of help. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/19/2015

Chris Buccola talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards about his heater's problems. (CBS)

Bad Time For The Heat To Go Out

And yet that’s happening to some Skokie residents, as the big chill descends. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2015

Cars still need to be cleaned in the sub-freezing weather. (CBS)

Chicago-Area Residents Try To Cope With This Week’s Cold Snap

With the kind of weather forecast for this week it’s definitely time to start paying attention to cold weather dangers.

02/16/2015

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Blue Island Woman Becomes Cook County’s 18th Cold-Related Death

An autopsy found Debra Trogtman died of heart disease, and listed hypothermia due to cold exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as secondary factors, the medical examiner’s office said.

02/16/2015

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

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