Winter

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

Winter Weather

Climate Change Exists. Period. Here’s The Real Debate:

Are all of these extreme weather events evidence of global warming or climate change?

05/13/2014

Diane Wyman's back yard in Elmhurst after a winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday. (Credit: Diane Wyman)

2014 Chicago Winter Now 10 Inches Short Of All-Time Snow Record

After Wednesday morning’s snow, Chicago is now 10 inches shy of the all-time record for snowfall in a single season.

03/12/2014

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Deep Freeze Hurt McDonald’s Sales Last Month

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

03/10/2014

Snow covers cars on a Chicago neighborhood street. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Winter Season Now Fourth Snowiest On Record

The city deployed 200 snowplows to main streets Saturday afternoon as the snow that made the 2013-2014 winter season the fourth-snowiest on record for Chicago continued to fall. Up to 6 more inches are expected to fall across the area by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

03/01/2014

This Jan. 30, 1967 photo shows abandoned autos littering South Lake Shore Drive near 18th Street. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Chiberia 2014: Making The Case For Worst. Winter. Ever

With the end of what experts call “meteorological winter,” this relentless, unforgiving season will be one of those that will remain in our collective memories for a long, long time.

02/28/2014

Snow covers cars on a Chicago neighborhood street. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

More Snow Forecast For Chicago This Weekend

While the temperatures have moderated somewhat, it comes with a price: More snow is expected this weekend.

02/28/2014

Pedestrians slog through white-out conditions in downtown Chicago. (CBS)

Latest Blast Of Winter, Including ‘Thundersnow,’ Makes Commute Treacherous

Authorities across the Chicago region reported several weather-related accidents, including a pileup that closed lanes on Interstate 55 at Illinois Route 47, south of Morris.

02/17/2014

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Winter Storm Warning: Eight Inches Of Snow Possible

The historic winter of 2013-14 continues as a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Chicago area on Monday.

02/17/2014

Road Salt

Warming On Way: How Much Snow Will Melt?

Looking ahead to next week, Chicago will get a welcome relief with temperatures expected above freezing for several days in a row.

02/14/2014

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

University Studying Winter’s Impact On Mood

CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist tells us about a unique study that looks at how bitter conditions affect the mind.

02/13/2014

Chicago Commuters Continue To Battle Another Winter Storm

Chicago Vs. Siberia: Which One Wins?

All this talk about how Chicago has become Siberia–or Chiberia–got us to wondering: Just how cold is it these days in that part of the former Soviet Union?

02/11/2014

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