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National Weather Service issues flood advisory
By Lee Filas
Jan 22, 2018 7:00 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 9 a.m. across portions of Illinois, including Cook, Lake, McHenry DuPage and Kane counties.
Constable: Homeless in suburbs depend on couple's deliveries
Jan 18, 2018 5:29 AM
The brutal temperature hovers well below freezing. The wind howls. There's not a soul in sight. But Bill and Debbi Middendorp pull their Salvation Army van into the Prospect Heights parking lot prepared for a crowd. Soon, the regulars materialize -- homeless men and women who rely on the dropped-off food, water, clothing and blankets.
Constable: Orbit roller-skaters chill inside while it's icy outside
By Burt Constable
Jan 16, 2018 6:19 AM
On a snowy Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, drivers behind the wheel are slipping, sliding and trying to avoid running into each other on the side streets. The ones who arrive safely at the iconic Orbit Skate Center in Palatine are much more controlled on the rink. But some of them do manage to go back in time.
Images: Frigid air follows massive East Coast storm
Jan 5, 2018 3:11 PM
Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm.
It's so cold in Florida, iguanas are falling out of trees
Jan 5, 2018 8:56 AM
In South Florida, it is "raining iguanas." Green iguanas, like all reptiles, are coldblooded animals, so when the temperature falls to a certain level iguanas become immobile. They like to sit in trees, and "it's become cold enough that they fall out." But what should one do with a fallen iguana?
Images: East Coast hammered with blizzard conditions and flooding
Jan 4, 2018 5:28 PM
A vicious winter storm hit the East Coast, bringing hurricane force wind gusts and coastal flooding to Massachusetts. The National Weather Service says it received reports of a wind gust of 76 mph on Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Thursday and a gust of 75 mph in Wellfleet, on Cape Cod. Winds of 74 mph or higher are considered hurricane force.
Why improperly thawing frozen pipes can be dangerous
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Jan 3, 2018 5:45 PM
Got frozen pipes? Put down that blow torch and step away from the plumbing. Residents tempted to thaw out pipes should take caution to avoid starting a fire.
Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at winter of 1983-84
By Mark Black
Dec 28, 2017 1:00 AM
We look back at the winter of 1983-1984 for our #TBT Gallery.
Wind advisory lasts in suburbs until 6 p.m.
By Lee Filas
Dec 5, 2017 4:53 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Chicago area.
FEMA denies aid for flood victims in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties
The Associated Press
Nov 15, 2017 6:47 AM
In a letter to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, FEMA administrator Brock Long says the agency determined damage from flooding in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties was not beyond the state's capability to address. Officials announced the decision Monday.
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