Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/6/2014 2:48 PM

Images: Dangerous cold hits the suburbs

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Braving the cold as she waits for the Metra train is Karen Loiacono of Arlington Heights who says she is glad she just bought her new hat even though people were making fun of it.

       Braving the cold as she waits for the Metra train is Karen Loiacono of Arlington Heights who says she is glad she just bought her new hat even though people were making fun of it.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Viral Brahmbhatt of St. Charles clears the snow and ice off his car at the West Chicago train station after finding out via email that he could work from home today due to the record breaking extreme cold weather that has hit Chicago suburbs. That was a good thing for Brahmbhatt since his train was canceled due to the extreme cold.

       Viral Brahmbhatt of St. Charles clears the snow and ice off his car at the West Chicago train station after finding out via email that he could work from home today due to the record breaking extreme cold weather that has hit Chicago suburbs. That was a good thing for Brahmbhatt since his train was canceled due to the extreme cold.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • An outbound Metra gets lost in the blowing snow as man walks to the Arlington Heights train station in the subfreezing temperatures on Monday morning.

       An outbound Metra gets lost in the blowing snow as man walks to the Arlington Heights train station in the subfreezing temperatures on Monday morning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Beifuss of West Chicago hustles to the West Chicago train station only to find out his 8:25 a.m. train was canceled due to the extreme cold.

       Jim Beifuss of West Chicago hustles to the West Chicago train station only to find out his 8:25 a.m. train was canceled due to the extreme cold.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Blowing snow stings the faces of Matt Kugler, 19, of Arlington Heights and Chimatsu Tsuji, 20, of Wisconsin as they depart from a inbound Metra train at the Arlington train station.

       Blowing snow stings the faces of Matt Kugler, 19, of Arlington Heights and Chimatsu Tsuji, 20, of Wisconsin as they depart from a inbound Metra train at the Arlington train station.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • David Escobar braves the cold clearing snow off the fire hydrants at the Aspen Ridge Apartments in West Chicago. The West Chicago fire department had ordered that all the fire hydrant be cleared of snow and ice today.

       David Escobar braves the cold clearing snow off the fire hydrants at the Aspen Ridge Apartments in West Chicago. The West Chicago fire department had ordered that all the fire hydrant be cleared of snow and ice today.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Many Metra trains were canceled or delayed on Monday due to the below zero temperatures. No commuters were waiting outside for the next train in Geneva that was headed to Chicago.

       Many Metra trains were canceled or delayed on Monday due to the below zero temperatures. No commuters were waiting outside for the next train in Geneva that was headed to Chicago.
    Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Streich of St. Charles waited inside a cold waiting area for the next Metra train to Chicago from Geneva. His train was delayed by at least an hour. He was heading to Chicago for an internship interview.

       Mark Streich of St. Charles waited inside a cold waiting area for the next Metra train to Chicago from Geneva. His train was delayed by at least an hour. He was heading to Chicago for an internship interview.
    Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • At 7:45 a m., the temperature had dipped to -14 degrees in Geneva on Monday morning. The windchill was reported to be -40 degrees.

       At 7:45 a m., the temperature had dipped to -14 degrees in Geneva on Monday morning. The windchill was reported to be -40 degrees.
    Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • High winds blow snow across Valley View Road west of Island Lake impairing drivers' visibility Monday morning.

       High winds blow snow across Valley View Road west of Island Lake impairing drivers' visibility Monday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Karen Morgan of Arlington Heights braves the cold with fogged glasses and scarf at the Arlington Heights train station.

       Karen Morgan of Arlington Heights braves the cold with fogged glasses and scarf at the Arlington Heights train station.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Traffic on Route 53 was slow going with the cold temperatures keeping most people home.

       Traffic on Route 53 was slow going with the cold temperatures keeping most people home.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Cold commuters wait outside the Barrington Metra Station in -15 degree temperatures, waiting for the next train into Chicago Monday morning.

       Cold commuters wait outside the Barrington Metra Station in -15 degree temperatures, waiting for the next train into Chicago Monday morning.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Geese huddle together on the frozen Fox River in East Dundee during Monday's freezing temperatures.

       Geese huddle together on the frozen Fox River in East Dundee during Monday's freezing temperatures.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Ludwig works with "The Crew"shoveling the sidewalks at St. John's Lutheran Church and school during Monday's freezing temperatures. "Even though there is no school today, we keep it clean," he said. He and "The Crew" are trustees at the church at Division and Spring Streets in Elgin.

       Glen Ludwig works with "The Crew"shoveling the sidewalks at St. John's Lutheran Church and school during Monday's freezing temperatures. "Even though there is no school today, we keep it clean," he said. He and "The Crew" are trustees at the church at Division and Spring Streets in Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein resident Sandy Groves bundles up as she walks her Sheltie, Mandy, during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.

       Mundelein resident Sandy Groves bundles up as she walks her Sheltie, Mandy, during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Eight-year-old Martin Palacios helps his dad, Jose, jump start their car during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. "It's not good. I had to come home from work to help my wife jump start her car," said Jose Palacios. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.

       Eight-year-old Martin Palacios helps his dad, Jose, jump start their car during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. "It's not good. I had to come home from work to help my wife jump start her car," said Jose Palacios. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A fire hydrant is covered in snow along Huntington Drive in Mundelein during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.

       A fire hydrant is covered in snow along Huntington Drive in Mundelein during the brutal cold on Monday that blew in overnight. Temperatures stayed below zero throughout the day making it the coldest day in nearly twenty years.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Roberto Tiro works on getting his car started by trying to jump it with a work truck, at the Aspen Ridge Apartments in West Chicago. Tyro was having difficulty getting the car started even using some starter fluid and jumper cables.

       Roberto Tiro works on getting his car started by trying to jump it with a work truck, at the Aspen Ridge Apartments in West Chicago. Tyro was having difficulty getting the car started even using some starter fluid and jumper cables.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A brave pedestrian crosses Washington Street in downtown Naperville with temperature reading of -14 degrees around 10 a.m.

       A brave pedestrian crosses Washington Street in downtown Naperville with temperature reading of -14 degrees around 10 a.m.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • West Chicago train station parking lot is not even close to being full as normal as many commuters stay home from work due to the record breaking extreme cold weather that has hit Chicago suburbs.

       West Chicago train station parking lot is not even close to being full as normal as many commuters stay home from work due to the record breaking extreme cold weather that has hit Chicago suburbs.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jorge Donatlan, right, and Pedro Castillo work to clear the sidewalks in downtown Geneva as temperatures dropped to 15 degrees below zero around 11 am Monday morning. They work for Tovar Snow Professionals and had been working since 9pm Sunday night. "You've got to get it while it's there," Donatlan said. He said they work for about an hour then go inside for 20 minutes to warrm up. "The company gives us coffee and hot chocolate and donuts to help us get warm," he said.

       Jorge Donatlan, right, and Pedro Castillo work to clear the sidewalks in downtown Geneva as temperatures dropped to 15 degrees below zero around 11 am Monday morning. They work for Tovar Snow Professionals and had been working since 9pm Sunday night. "You've got to get it while it's there," Donatlan said. He said they work for about an hour then go inside for 20 minutes to warrm up. "The company gives us coffee and hot chocolate and donuts to help us get warm," he said.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Jeanie Plomin and her dog Ashley brave the sub-freezing temperatures for a bathroom break at her home in Mt. Prospect. She says that she brings Ashley out sparingly. "I stay in as much as possible" was her bottom line.

       Jeanie Plomin and her dog Ashley brave the sub-freezing temperatures for a bathroom break at her home in Mt. Prospect. She says that she brings Ashley out sparingly. "I stay in as much as possible" was her bottom line.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Ethan Koch,19, of Mt. Prospect takes in a run saying "its not that bad with enough layers on"  "I am good to go." as he winds his way up and down the streets.

       Ethan Koch,19, of Mt. Prospect takes in a run saying "its not that bad with enough layers on" "I am good to go." as he winds his way up and down the streets.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

3

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close
Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here