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Winter Delays Wendella River Tour & Taxi Boats

Winter Delays Wendella River Tour & Taxi Boats

Wendella Cruises were expected to start operations on Friday, but the fleet is stuck in ice along the... Read »

Mar 12, 2014
Waterfowl Found Frozen in Lake Michigan Ice

Waterfowl Found Frozen in Lake Michigan Ice

The birds come here during the winter months from places north and spend their time in the southwestern areas... Read »

Mar 12, 2014
Season Reaches Third Snowiest on Record

Season Reaches Third Snowiest on Record

Our official snow tally -- so far -- is 79.1 inches. The second snowiest seasonal record is just 3.2 inches Read »

Mar 12, 2014

Chicago Under Snow

This year marks Chicago's third snowiest winter on record. Check out these photos of the city and state... View »

Mar 12, 2014
Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

Lake Michigan's ice cover has set a record. Read »

Mar 11, 2014
Quinn Offers State Aid to Areas Hit by Twisters

Quinn Offers State Aid to Areas Hit by Twisters

"Our tornado-ravaged communities need help and they need it now," Quinn said in a written Read »

Mar 5, 2014
Chicago Springs Forward with Warmer Temps

Chicago Springs Forward with Warmer Temps

Things are looking up for weather-wary Chicagoans. Watch »

Mar 9, 2014
9 Injured in Crash Involving Van, Megabus

9 Injured in Crash Involving Van, Megabus

Another 28 people declined medical treatment after 7:30 a.m. crash on Interstate 90/94, the Dan Ryan... Read »

Mar 5, 2014
Elderly Woman in Nightgown Found Dead in Snow

Elderly Woman in Nightgown Found Dead in Snow

McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke said the woman's body, clad in nightgown and shoes, was found Saturday... Read »

Mar 3, 2014
Police Warn: Snow-Removal Equipment Stolen From Garages

Police Warn: Snow-Removal Equipment Stolen From Garages

Chicago's winter that seemingly won't end may be a contributing factor in a rash of robberies on the city's... Read »

Mar 3, 2014
Winter Season Now Chicago's 4th Snowiest on Record

Winter Season Now Chicago's 4th Snowiest on Record

Overnight snow Friday may have accumulated to less than an inch, but it was just enough to bump this season up... Read »

Mar 1, 2014
Lake Effect Snow Pummels NW Indiana

Lake Effect Snow Pummels NW Indiana

Northwest Indiana saw several inches of snow Sunday as a band of Lake Effect snow passed through the Watch »

Mar 3, 2014
Snow Tapers As Cold Moves In

Snow Tapers As Cold Moves In

It’s March, it’s the meteorological spring, but it’s still snowy and cold. Watch »

Mar 2, 2014
Chicago Area Under Winter Weather Advisory

Chicago Area Under Winter Weather Advisory

With another snowy Saturday underway, the weather forecast isn’t looking to help Chicagoans braving the... Watch »

Mar 1, 2014
Snowy, Cold Weekend Ahead for Chicago Area

Snowy, Cold Weekend Ahead for Chicago Area

The weather isn't doing Chicago any favors ahead of a busy weekend. Watch »

Feb 28, 2014
Frozen Pipes Plague Chicago Area

Frozen Pipes Plague Chicago Area

It has been a challenging February for some Chicago area residents as cold temperatures continue to wreak havoc... Watch »

Feb 27, 2014
6 Things Jimmy Fallon Should Know Before Polar Plunging

6 Things Jimmy Fallon Should Know Before Polar Plunging

There are a few things Jimmy Fallon should know before taking a dip in Lake Michigan during Sunday's Polar Plunge in... Read »

Feb 27, 2014
How Chicagoans Deal With the Cold

How Chicagoans Deal With the Cold

Christian Farr hit the streets to ask Chicagoans what's on their mind as the temperatures plunge back... Watch »

Feb 26, 2014

10 Stunning Lake Michigan Ice Photos

More than 88 percent of the Great Lakes were covered by ice because of the Midwest's long, brutal View »

Feb 26, 2014
Cold Weather Keeps Outdoor Ice Rinks Open Longer

Cold Weather Keeps Outdoor Ice Rinks Open Longer

How cold is this winter? Cold enough to keep Chicago’s outdoor ice rinks open longer than normal, the Chicago... Read »

Feb 25, 2014
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