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  • Flood-prone Des Plaines homes set to be torn down in coming weeks Jan 13, 2015 5:00 AM
    Six flood-prone Des Plaines homes are scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks — the first set of structures to be taken down under a voluntary federal buyout program, city officials said. Within a year, a total of 21 homes will be razed, and the land they sit on will be graded, seeded, and left as open space.

     
  • Snowmobile accidents on Chain O’Lakes lead to warning Jan 12, 2015 1:50 PM
    After responding to three snowmobile accidents in two-and-a-half hours Sunday night, Antioch rescue officials are warning people to use caution when riding on the Chain O’ Lakes. Antioch Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Lienhardt said a lack of snow and high winds have created less than optimal snowmobiling conditions on the Chain.

     
  • DuPage developing strategy to combat flooding Jan 12, 2015 4:28 PM
    Nearly two years after widespread flooding damaged thousands of DuPage properties, county officials are developing a strategy to better prepare area communities for extreme weather events. “Parts of the county are still recovering from the effects of the April 2013 flood,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said in a statement.

     
  • More snow expected for much of suburbs tonight into Monday morning Jan 11, 2015 5:56 PM
    More snow is in the forecast for much of the area Sunday evening into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, much of the suburbs are likely to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow. The snow has begun and will be at its steadiest in the evening.

     
  • Constable: Grillin’ when it’s chillin’ Jan 11, 2015 7:15 AM
    In a busy week that has Kevin Kolman leaving for "Camp Brisket" and the warmth of Texas, the Hoffman Estates man with three dozen grills in his backyard says there is no reason we suburbanites can't barbecue all winter long.

     
  • Frozen equipment delays reopening I-94 in Michigan Jan 10, 2015 5:02 PM
    State police Lt. Dale Hinz said towing so many vehicles was “brutal” overnight, with temperatures barely above zero.

     
  • Water-damaged DuPage Children’s Museum to remain closed for ‘few weeks’ Jan 10, 2015 5:01 PM
    DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville is likely to remain closed for a few weeks while crews clean and repair water damage caused by a pipe that burst overnight Thursday. "It's a time for the community to come together and support the museum and for us to do everything we can to make this a clean, safe environment," said museum spokeswoman Dee Dee McDevitt.

     
  • Road closures lifted after water main break in downtown Arlington Hts. Jan 10, 2015 4:01 PM
    Roads have reopened to traffic around Sigwalt Street in downtown Arlington Heights Saturday after a water main burst Friday night, flooding a shopping center parking lot and freezing into sheets of ice.

     
  • 30 hardy duffers give it a whack at the Chili Open in Des Plaines Jan 10, 2015 3:29 PM
    Bitter cold did not deter 30 hardy golfers who spent part of their Saturday giving it a go at the annual Chili Open at the Golf Center Des Plaines. "I think it really comes down to, `Why not?'" said Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz, who was in a group of nine.

     
  • Anglers find fish, fun at DuPage Hard Water Classic Jan 10, 2015 7:44 PM
    A frozen lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville was dotted with huts and riddled with holes Saturday afternoon, and that’s exactly how hundreds of ice fishers liked it. About 200 anglers were competing in the third annual Hard Water Classic sponsored by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, aiming to catch the biggest fish or to win a prize for the longest bluegill, crappie or largemouth bass.

     
  • District 214 stands by decision to open amid cold Thursday Jan 9, 2015 6:26 PM
    While many suburban students went back to school on Friday after a couple days off, some parents and students in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 were still reeling from the decision to keep the district’s six high schools open on Thursday when almost every other suburban school was closed due to cold.

     
  • Sheets of ice in downtown Arlington Hts. Jan 10, 2015 1:18 PM
    A section of downtown Arlington Heights was closed Friday night due to a water main break, Arlington Heights police said. Sgt. Chuck Buczynski said Dunton Avenue and Evergreen Avenue were closed between Campbell Street and Sigwalt Street, and Sigwalt was closed between Dunton and Vail Avenue.

     
  • At least 1 dead in 123-vehicle pileup in Michigan Jan 9, 2015 5:22 PM
    A trucker from Ottawa, Canada, was killed and at least 23 people with injuries were taken to hospitals in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

     
  • Working indoors isn’t an option for everyone Jan 8, 2015 7:36 PM
    A desk job never looked so good. As temperatures fell to minus 2 on Thursday morning, not everyone had the luxury of working indoors. Across the suburbs, park district employees, gas station attendants and grocery store workers ventured outside in the biting wind and frigid air.

     
  • District 214 stays open in cold, angers parents and students Jan 9, 2015 6:33 PM
    While extreme temperatures and subzero wind chills closed most suburban schools for the second day in a row, students at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 bundled up and headed to school Thursday — and they weren’t happy about it. District 214 officials fielded complaints from parents and students all day about the decision not to close school. "People were saying the next time it gets this cold the superintendent ought to greet us at the front door outside," one student said.

     
  • Wind chill advisory until noon today Jan 9, 2015 6:32 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory until noon today, with a second wind chill advisory starting at 6 p.m. and ending at noon on Saturday. Wind chills on Friday morning could dip as low as minus 19 degrees.

     
  • Too chilly — Gurnee postpones Frosty Fest Jan 8, 2015 5:26 PM
    Gurnee will have frost without the fest Friday night. Citing a bitterly cold forecast, village and Gurnee Park District officials have announced postponement of Frosty Fest, which was set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Bittersweet Golf Club with a fun agenda including dog-sled team demonstrations. Frosty Fest will now be Friday, Feb. 27.

     
  • Dog gone, it’s cold! Pets balk at the big chill, too Jan 7, 2015 5:30 AM
    It’s so cold, even dogs don’t want to go outside. The suburbs are in the throes of dangerous wind chills, making it tough for animals and their humans to be outdoors. “I’ve literally had to carry dogs home from a walk. We’d get five to seven minutes into a walk and they’d just lay down, because it hurts for their paws to touch the ground,” said Mia Indovina, manager of Bentley’s Corner Barkery in Arlington Heights

     
  • Boots on dogs? Sales are booming Jan 7, 2015 5:30 AM
    Boots on dogs? Sales are booming during this week's cold spell, suburban store owners say. “We’re almost sold out of everything,” said Mia Indovina, manager of Bentley’s Corner Barkery in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Winter Weather Advisory for suburbs until 9 p.m. Jan 8, 2015 2:58 PM
    Snow has started to fall in the suburbs, and drivers could face a messy commute this evening. The National Weather service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the suburbs through 9 p.m. today. The forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow for most of the area, with the potential for as much as 3 inches close to the Wisconsin border.

     
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