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One hardware store is not moving the ice scrapers and snow shovels. (CBS)

Snow Shovels, Ice Scrapers Stay On Shelves With Winter’s Mild Beginning

Residents may be enjoying the mild weather so far this winter, but it’s not so nice for some businesses. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

01/09/2012

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Top Three Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Chicago

‘Tis the season for ice skating. Chicago’s winter is here to stay. Well, for a few long months anyway, so get out and enjoy it. There are a plethora of outdoor rinks (10 to be exact) within the city limits, open November 28th-February 28th. Here are the three best!

12/31/2011

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Best Winter Bars

Brrrr. It’s getting colder out there, and the trek to the whiskey cabinet is a lot closer than your local watering hole. But most people make a crummy Manhattan, and drinking it under blankets with slippers can only happen so many times in a row before cabin fever hits. If you want to have some fun without freezing your buns, check out these very literal winter hot spots.

12/28/2011

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Fashion Picks For New Year’s Eve

If you are like me, you are racking your brain about what to don for New Year’s Eve. One of the biggest nights of holiday fashion is of course New Year’s Eve. You can celebrate this night in the most casual of intimate affairs to the most dashingly dapper social events!

12/27/2011

Temperatures were near 50 degrees in some parts of the Chicago area on Dec. 26, 2011, bringing plenty of joggers, cyclists and even fishermen to the lakefront to enjoy the unusually warm winter weather. (Credit: CBS)

Old Man Winter Must Have Hit The Snooze Button

It’s the day after Christmas, but it seems like someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter, because neither snow nor temperatures see to be falling. He must have hit the snooze button when winter officially started a few days ago, because the weather has been more like autumn.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Chicago Snow Plow

Streets And San All Ready For Snow, Whenever It Comes

City officials want Chicagoans to know they are ready for snow, even if the snow isn’t yet ready to fall.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Dense fog obscures views of the Aqua skyscraper in downtown Chicago on July 19, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Thick Soup Of Fog Hovers Over Morning Commute

Winter officially begins later Wednesday, but the Chicago area has a thick soup of fog in lieu of the usual snow and bitter winds.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

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How To Stay Chic In The Snow

I have personally spent years figuring out ways to stay fashionable in the snow and slush and I would like to share my following finds and recommendations!

12/20/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

2011 Could Become Wettest Year On Record

We could have had a lot of snow Wednesday, but we had all-day rain showers instead, making what is already the third wettest year in Chicago on record a little wetter still.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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An Interview With Rockit Bar & Grill: Rockit During The Holidays

Rockit Bar & Grill, one of my favorite stomping grounds, has this holiday tradition down. I caught up with Josh Hauer, General Manager and Operating Partner at both Rockit Bar & Grill locations (River North and Wrigleyville) to chat about how Rockit celebrates the holidays…

12/15/2011

First Snow

Season’s First Measurable Snowfall Comes At Last

It came two and a half weeks later than average, but on Friday morning the inevitable happened.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

City Says It’s Ready For Brutal Winter

The City of Chicago says it’s ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Men’s Winter Fashion Guide

Hey fellas, winter’s going to be here in, like, two minutes and the reality of our surroundings dictates that you’ll either have to dust off last year’s looks or head out to the shops for a seasonal upgrade…

11/30/2011

Winter parking ban sign. (CBS))

Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban Goes Into Effect Thursday Morning

Chicago drivers need to watch where they park their cars tonight: Early tomorrow morning, the city’s winter parking plan goes into effect.

11/30/2011

High waves pound the shoreline along Lake Michigan. (CBS)

High Winds, Rain Sock Chicagoland, Snow Hits NW Indiana

Strong winds, rain and possibly snow, are hitting Chicagoland hard on Tuesday, causing high waves along Lake Michigan.

11/29/2011

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Renegade Holiday Craft Fair

The craft world now seems to be dominated by young, fresh, innovative creators and artists. The new generation of crafters not only have a unique and careful eye, but also an eco-friendly and forward approach to originality. Why not check out Renegade Craft Fair?

11/29/2011

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How To Dress For Your Holiday Office Party

‘Tis the season of holiday parties. As excited as I am to sip cocktails and devour appetizers, I’m even more wound-up about getting dolled up. Here are some ideas on what (and what not) to wear to your holiday office party.

11/15/2011

Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area

Farmers’ Almanac: Chicago Will Get Slammed This Winter

We’ve been hearing that Chicago could be headed for a terrible winter. Now, the Farmers’ Almanac is joining the chorus with some grim predictions. CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros reports.

11/10/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Forecast Predicts Horrible Winter With Heavy Snow, Brutal Cold

A long-range forecast says a few months from now, we could be in for one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. And that prediction is for the year after the third heaviest blizzard in Chicago history.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Notebaert Nature Museum

Scientists Tuck 2,500 Butterfly Caterpillars To Bed For Winter

Scientists and volunteers are spending their time putting 2,500 caterpillars to bed for the winter on the roof of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the park of Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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