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Cold Temps Cover 79 Percent of Great Lakes in Ice

Cold Temps Cover 79 Percent of Great Lakes in Ice

This winter's bitter cold temperatures in the Midwest have covered a stunning 79 percent of the Great Lakes in ice. Read »

Feb 12, 2014
Two Rounds of Snow Hit the Chicago Area

Two Rounds of Snow Hit the Chicago Area

It was another weekend of snow for the Chicago area. Watch »

Feb 9, 2014
Chicago Schools Avoid List of Nation's Snowiest Colleges

Chicago Schools Avoid List of Nation's Snowiest Colleges

AccuWeather.com put together a list of the 10 snowiest colleges in the United States, and Chicago schools apparently... Read »

Feb 6, 2014
Bitter Temps Arrive Ahead of Snowy Weekend

Bitter Temps Arrive Ahead of Snowy Weekend

When there's not snow, there's frigid cold-- at least that's the forecast for the next few days in the... Watch »

Feb 6, 2014
5 Reasons This Winter Isn't As Bad As You Think

5 Reasons This Winter Isn't As Bad As You Think

This winter may be especially cold, and especially snowy, but it could be a lot worse. Read »

Feb 4, 2014
Chicken-Lovers Camp Out in Storm for Free Chick-fil-A

Chicken-Lovers Camp Out in Storm for Free Chick-fil-A

Some people's love of Chick-fil-A never ceases to amaze. Armed with tents, heaters and gadgets to pass the... Read »

Feb 5, 2014
CPS School Year Extended Following January Snow Days

CPS School Year Extended Following January Snow Days

After heavy snow and freezing temperatures closed hundreds of area schools this winter, Chicago Public... Read »

Feb 5, 2014
Snow Creates Nerve-Wracking Wednesday Morning Commute

Snow Creates Nerve-Wracking Wednesday Morning Commute

Numerous spin-outs and fender benders, delayed trains, canceled flights and at least one jack-knifed tractor trailer... Watch »

Feb 6, 2014
February Storm Drops Several Inches of New Snow

February Storm Drops Several Inches of New Snow

High temperatures were expected to remain in the 20s on Wednesday, but single-digit highs are predicted... Watch »

Feb 5, 2014
Calls About Rats in Homes Spike as Temperatures Drop

Calls About Rats in Homes Spike as Temperatures Drop

Several area pest-control businesses say they’ve seen a spike this year in calls for rat removal -- because rodents,... Watch »

Feb 3, 2014
Another Wintry Blast on Its Way

Another Wintry Blast on Its Way

This week is shaping up to be one of the most brutal weeks of winter. The first of three storms predicted to... Watch »

Feb 4, 2014
January Ends as Third Snowiest Month on Record

January Ends as Third Snowiest Month on Record

O'Hare International Airport -- where the city's official weather measurements are recorded --... Read »

Feb 4, 2014
Snow Blankets the Chicago Area

Snow Blankets the Chicago Area

A Winter Storm Warning was issued Friday ahead of a system that's predicted to pour 4 to 8 inches of snow on... Watch »

Feb 1, 2014
Time-Lapse Shows Lake Michigan Ice Movement

Time-Lapse Shows Lake Michigan Ice Movement

The cold spells that have plagued Chicago this month have provided city residents with a stream of... Read »

Jan 29, 2014
Chicago Performs Benefit For Washington Tornado Victims

Chicago Performs Benefit For Washington Tornado Victims

The victims of November's massive tornadoes in Washington received some musical love Wednesday night in the form of... Watch »

Jan 30, 2014
Freezing Temps Form Ice Caves in Wisconsin

Freezing Temps Form Ice Caves in Wisconsin

For the first time in five years, you can visit the Apostle Islands sea caves in far northern Wisconsin by... Watch »

Jan 28, 2014
CPS Reopens Wednesday After Bitter Cold Snap

CPS Reopens Wednesday After Bitter Cold Snap

Chicago Public Schools students: your extended weekend is over. Read »

Jan 29, 2014
Chicago Flirts With, Misses Low-Temp Record

Chicago Flirts With, Misses Low-Temp Record

The airport recorded a low temperature of -11 before rebounding a couple of degrees. The record low for Jan. Read »

Jan 28, 2014
Too Cold for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe

Too Cold for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe

Veterinarians want pet owners to know that dogs and cats cannot remain outside for hours in subzero Watch »

Jan 28, 2014

Chicagoans' Cold-Weather Selfies

Baby it's cold in Chicago! We asked viewers to send in selfies of their reactions to this sub-zero chill. Send yours View »

Jan 27, 2014
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