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Dawn Patrol: Brutal cold moves in; rescued dogs travel to Elk Grove

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  • Tom Steele of Bartlett clears his neighbors drive way as a winter storm hits the area Sunday.

      Tom Steele of Bartlett clears his neighbors drive way as a winter storm hits the area Sunday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer


'Life-threatening' cold sets in

The second half of a brutal one-two punch of winter weather lands this morning as dangerously cold conditions that experts describe as "life-threatening" grip the suburbs. Full story.

Rescued dogs travel from Kentucky to Elk Grove

Like children waiting for the arrival of the Polar Express, a group of dog lovers waited last night for a cargo van full of dogs rescued from Kentucky to arrive at Happy Pet Parlor, a dog grooming business in Elk Grove Village. Full story

Fire causes $450,000 damage to St. Charles building

A fire early yesterday morning significantly damaged a mixed-use building on Third Street in St. Charles. Full story

Elmhurst museum celebrates Carl Sandburg's 136th birthday

The Elmhurst Historical Museum held a 136th birthday celebration yesterday for prairie poet, political activist, newspaperman, folk song collector, movie critic, Lincoln biographer and children's book author, Carl Sandburg. Full story.


The brutal cold has set in and people are being told to stay at home. The temperature is currently 12 degrees below zero, with high temperatures expected to be only 10 degrees below zero. Wind chills make it feel 45 degrees below zero, but will increase to 38 degrees below zero. The cold is expected to last through overnight tonight, where it will reach 15 degrees below zero, with wind chills reaching 43 degrees below zero. Full story.


Traffic is light, but people who are on the roads should take extreme care due to the weather. Construction continues on Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach between Route 45 and Route 83. Please use alternate routes. More traffic from ABC 7 Chicago.

Hawks lose in another shootout

The Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks, two of the best teams in the Western Conference, hooked up at the United Center last night in a game that had to be decided in a shootout. The Sharks won 3-2 on shootout goals by Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski, while Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp failed to score for the Hawks. Full story

49ers send Green Bay packin'

Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and Colin Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead the 49ers past the Packers 23-20 on Sunday night in a frigid NFC wild-card game. Full story

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