The Top Stories Of 2019 On CBSChicago.com2019 was a busy year in the news in Chicago – from a historic election that brought a new mayor into office to a scandal that forced a police superintendent out. But the Jussie Smollett saga was the big show-stopper here on CBSChicago.com.
Despite Record Setting Cold Spell, Chicago Meteorological Winter Was Mostly AverageMeteorological winter officially ended Feb. 28, and despite a record cold spell, it was generally a normal winter.
Northwest Indiana School Without Heat For Weeks, No School For StudentsThe polar vortex forced many schools to shut down for a day or two, but it was weeks for a Northwest Indiana school. And this was not the first time.
Man Jailed After Showing Up For Canceled Court Date During Polar Vortex, Missing Make-Uphe City of Chicago came to a near stop last week during the polar vortex, closing many businesses and buildings including the Cook County courts. But now one man says his legal trouble is mounting as he sits in jail all because of what he calls a breakdown in communication after the weather canceled his court hearing.
'Boiling Water Challenge' Leaves 8 Burned During Polar VortexThe boiling water challenge sent several people to the hospital in the Chicago area during last week's polar vortex.
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.
Seniors Given More Time To File For Tax Relief Due To Extreme ColdSeniors will have a little more time to file for tax relief due to last week's extreme cold.
VIRAL VIDEO: Three Chicagoans Enjoy Outdoor Barbecue Days After Polar VortexA video of three Chicagoans barbecuing outdoors two days after the polar vortex has gone viral on Facebook, garnering over 900,000 views and thousands of shares.
Chicago's Record Cold Makes Top 5 Longest Streaks Below 0 DegreesIn case you've been hibernating for the past few days, it's cold outside. And it's been so cold for so long, Chicago has made the top five list of longest periods of time spent below zero degrees.
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.
Furnaces Struggle To Keep Up With Subzero TemperaturesSome homeowners around the Chicago area are struggling to keep their homes warm in the bitter weather because their furnaces can't bring the heat.
WATCH: 8-Year-Old Chicago Boy Shovels Porch To Assist Dad, A UPS Driver8-year-old Jadiel Luciano arrived home from school on Monday and asked his mom for a shovel so he could clear the front steps of snow for his dad, who he said works hard as a UPS driver.
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.
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.