Winter

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

Fatima Anwar is literally allergic to winter. (CBS)

Hate Winter? Some People Are Literally Allergic To It

For some, as CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports, the cold can be life-threatening.

02/10/2014

Ice fishing.   (Credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Subzero Temps Ideal For Ice Fishing Business

Subzero is tough for most except for those willing to wait out the fish on Northern Illinois’ Chain O’Lakes.

02/10/2014

The sun dog viewed in Park Forest on Monday. (Credit: Karyn DeCuir)

This Winter Has Been More Than Bitterly Cold — It’s Been Weird, Too

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros takes a look at some of the oddest phenomena that have occurred this winter.

02/07/2014

Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for an L train in the Wicker Park neighborhood on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. About six inches of snow fell on the city overnight marking the 34th day of measurable snow this season, well above the 18-day average. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Psychiatrist Offers Tips To Combat Winter Blues

People have been feeling less energized this winter. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains.

02/06/2014

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)

Forecasters And Groundhog Agree: 6 More Weeks Of Winter

A furry rodent with giant front teeth saw its shadow in Pennsylvania on Sunday, damning us to six more weeks of winter — a prediction that seems plausible to weather experts in Chicago who went to school and studied such things.

02/03/2014

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Snow Blowers Flying Out Of Stores

This winter’s constant snowfall has become a boon to retailers and stores that repair snow-clearing equipment. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/31/2014

Workers load salt into a snowplow in north suburban Lincolnshire. (CBS)

Road-Salt Supply A Concern For One Suburb

In north suburban Lincolnshire, there have been ongoing supply concerns because demand has been unusually high this season. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/20/2014

Cold Thermometer

Think It’s Cold In Chicago? Try Living In International Falls, Minn.

It’s all in a winter’s day in International Falls.

01/04/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Will Open Schools Early Next Week, But Parents Can Keep Kids Out

CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.

01/03/2014

Sammy the dog gets a taste of winter on Chicago's Northwest Side this week. (Tommy Nava)

Snow Gives Way To Dangerous Subzero Temperatures

The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.

01/02/2014

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

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Destination: Stockholm

If you appreciate delicious food paired with locally-distilled spirits, Instagram-worthy waterside views, and stunningly attractive locals, add Stockholm, Denver to your travel bucket list.

12/25/2013

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Thrillist Snow Guide: Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado is one of the largest single-mountain ski resorts in the world. Here’s a snow guide to a winter day in the ski town.

12/12/2013

A "Thin Ice" warning sign in Indiana. (CBS)

Lake Ice Is Still Dangerously Thin, Authorities Warn

In January, a 50-year-old man fell through thin ice while trying to skate on Wolf Lake in Hammond, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/09/2013

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

Cold Thermometer

Man In Little Village Is Season’s First Cold Death

An autopsy Monday determined Daniel Badillo died of hypothermia, cold exposure and acute and chronic alcoholism.

11/25/2013

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bike Sharing Will Continue To Operate During Winter

With the possibility of snow on the horizon, what happens to all those Divvy bikes around Chicago? WBBM’s Nancy Harty finds out.

10/21/2013

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Ask An Expert: 5 Tips to Winterize Your Closet

Unless you have a closet that rivals the size of a small bedroom, the changing of the seasons usually means reorganizing.

10/14/2013

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