Winter

Burr Elementary. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Off To Cold Start To Spring

If you walked outside, you wouldn’t believe today is the first day of spring. But there it is, right on the calendar, March 20. Spring has sprung.

03/20/2013

A Gurnee resident uses a snowblower on Feb. 8, 2013, after a winter storm dumped 4 to 8 inches of snow on the northern suburbs overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Worst Of Snow Storm Misses City, But Drops Up To 8 Inches In North Suburbs

The snow had largely stopped overnight, but flurries were expected to continue Friday morning.

02/07/2013

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaving Your Car Running To Let It Warm Up? Not A Good Idea

Two Chicago sisters who normally leave their cars idling so the vehicles can warm up had them stolen Friday morning. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/25/2013

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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Coldest Temps In Two Years Hit Chicago

Chicagoland woke up to some of the coldest temperatures in nearly two years on Tuesday, with temperatures hovering around zero–with wind chills around minus 10 to 15 degrees.

01/22/2013

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Winter Returns: Bitter Cold Smacks Chicago

Winter in Chicago has mostly been on hiatus, but not this week.

01/21/2013

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Chicago Halfway Through Winter–In Case You Haven’t Noticed.

We are at the halfway point of what experts call “meteorological winter” and it really hasn’t amounted to much.

01/14/2013

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Rain, High Temps Turn Ice Rinks To Mush

The bizarrely warm temperatures this week worry one climate expert.

01/11/2013

Tree in winter at the Morton Arboretum. (CBS)

Trees Could Use Watering and Mulching During Snow Drought, Experts Say

Experts say the lack of snow — coming off of an extremely dry summer — is literally stressing trees out. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/10/2013

Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Presents Zoo Lights/Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011

Best Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

01/09/2013

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NYC’s Most Romantic Winter Getaways

Impress your date this Valentine’s Day with a weekend away or a staycation in New York City. From fine dining to late checkouts, you’ll be sure to enjoy a romantic getaway with the one you love.

01/02/2013

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Winter Break Guide To The Botanic Garden

This time of year–winter break after Christmas–most of the parents I know are in search of two things: a way to entertain the troops that does not include TV, and a little warmth. Last year we discovered the wonders of a place that offers both when we ventured to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our first trip there, we’ve since become much more acquainted, so here’s a little guide to the garden with kids during the winter.

12/27/2012

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/ Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011)

Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

12/01/2012

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Fall Fashion Guide

The mother of two little boys, I often feel like I’m lucky if I sneak in a shower where I can wash my hair without having to stop part way through to referee a game of light sabering. That said, keeping up with fashion and being fashionable (when simply keeping up with bathing is a task) doesn’t always come super easy when little ones are under foot. (Also, what do you mean the Princess Leia hair buns aren’t in style?)

10/16/2012

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Freezing Temps Hit Chicago, But Expect Highs In 60s Tuesday

Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in several parts of Chicagoland–ushering in a slightly earlier-than-normal end to the growing season.

10/08/2012

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Top Places To See Autumn Leaves Near Chicago

It is easy to miss the changing of the leaves as the fall season generally flies by, however if you really want to enjoy them, there are several places around Chicago to do so.

10/07/2012

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Relatively Moderate Winter Forecast For Chicago

A new long-range forecast is out for the upcoming winter. What will that mean for Chicago?

10/03/2012

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Before The Fall Ends, Prep Your Home For Winter

Use the fall to take preventative steps to ensure your house will weather the winter.

10/03/2012

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Five Fall Reads For Chicagoans

Well, it’s just about time to hang the bike up and bust out the thick coats. You don’t have to cram into the morning CTA sardine can yet, but now’s as good a time as any to figure out what you’ll be reading in lieu of dodging cars on State Street. Because we’re so prepared, we’ve found a couple of books that have come out, a couple of comics that have been collected, and even a poetry collection or two to whet your word appetite. Enjoy these homemade tales of life, love, and horse-related spam-bots as a means of distracting yourself from your fellow transit-riders’ armpits!

09/14/2012

During a dry run, a "Flugtag" vehicle gets pushed into Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Low Lake Level Could Sabotage Full ‘Flugtag’ Event

In the annual Flutag, dozens of daring divers in their handcrafted devices take a flying leap off a platform 30 feet in the sky.

09/07/2012

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