Candice Payne, Who Helped Shelter The Homeless From Polar Vortex, Gets $50,000 GiftCandice Payne, a woman who helped find hotel rooms for more than 100 homeless people during last week's dangerous deep freeze, received a surprise $50,000 gift during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday.
Chicago Weather Forecast: Good-Bye Deep Freeze, Hello Warm WeekendThe oppressive cold is loosening its icy grip on Chicago, and the city is in store for much warmer temperatures this weekend.
Extreme Cold Causes Financial Losses For Chicago BusinessesThe frigid temperatures may be subsiding, but the financial fallout for businesses is just now being tabulated.
One Woman's Selfless Act Spurs Group To Rent 60 Hotel Rooms To Keep Homeless People Off Chicago Streets During Historic ColdIt started with one woman's act of kindness – putting up homeless people in a hotel during this week's dangerous deep freeze. Then it snowballed to a lifesaving effort by a group of strangers on the city's South Side.
No Cold-Related Deaths Reported In Chicago, Surrounding AreasOne of the most surprising statistics from the brutal cold snap is also one of the most heartening. According to a CBS check of Chicago, Cook County and the surrounding collar counties, not a single death has been attributed to the cold.
Homeless People And Their Dogs Can Find Shelter From The Cold At Bucktown BusinessLeah Bindig of Aeslin Pup Hub is inviting people without a warm place to sleep to spend the night at Aeslin with their pets.
Extreme Cold Has AAA Tow Trucks Busy Rescuing Stranded DriversIn this deep freeze, about the last place you want to find yourself standing on the side of the road, trying to fix a broken-down car.
Chicago Weather Forecast: More Record-Setting Cold Ahead Of Snow Thursday NightIt’s another day of record-setting cold for Chicago, as Thursday immediately started as the coldest Jan. 31 ever at O’Hare, and kept getting colder.
What Is A Sun Dog? Chicago Weather Creates Halo Effect Over Lake MichiganThe Polar Vortex disturbance that has created extreme weather in Chicago created a halo effect at sunrise over Lake Michigan on Thursday. It's called a "sun dog."
Officials Seeking $18 Million Federal Grant To Spruce Up Pedway And Improve Confusing SignageIt can be a respite from the dangerous deep freeze; but take a close look, and the Pedway can be rough around the edges -- rust and grime, nasty looking ceilings, stained floors and walls.
Brain Tumor Survivor Embraces Chicago's Deep Freeze To Help Train For Mount EverestThe weather on Mount Everest has been similar to Chicago during our record cold snap. That inspired one man’s trip to Oak Street Beach, as he prepares to climb the world’s highest summit.
Chicago Firefighters Battle More Than Fires In Extreme ColdWith frozen faces and 75 pounds of gear, firefighters end up covered in ice because minutes outside in subzero temperatures can mean frostbite or hypothermia.
UCLA Men’s Volleyball Team Adjusts To Frigid Chicago TemperaturesChicagoans aren't used to this extreme cold, so imagine what it must be like for Californians who just arrived in town. UCLA's fifth-ranked men's volleyball team will play two matches in the Chicago area this week at Loyola University and Lewis University, so they've had to adapt.
WEATHER FORECAST: Thursday To Be Even Colder Than Wednesday Followed By SnowWednesday morning brought temperatures of 23 degrees below zero, and Thursday could be even colder.
Chicago Officials Respond To Life-Threatening Cold, Look Forward To Temperature SpikeLocal government agencies met Wednesday's deadly cold with a variety of responses from closing down to stepping up.