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  • Images: Record setting low temperatures Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Record setting cold weather hit the suburbs Thursday. The official morning temperature at O'Hare Airport was 8 degrees below zero, breaking a record set in 1936. Temperatures in the suburbs reached as low as 11 degrees below zero.

  • Burst pipe caused early end of Arlington Heights’ Harry’s Feb 20, 2015 3:26 PM
    A burst frozen pipe at Harry’s in downtown Arlington Heights last month flooded the beloved establishment and prevented an opportunity for a proper sendoff - before its rebirth as a suburban location of Chicago-based Cortland’s Garage Tavern & Grill this spring.

  • Wind chill warning again (minus 30!) this morning Feb 20, 2015 8:50 AM
    The National Weather Service of Chicago has issued a new wind chill warning for Friday warning, saying the wind chills in the suburbs could hit minus 30. The warning is in effect from 1 to 8 a.m. Friday. Wind chills of minus 20 to minus 30 are expected.

  • Wood Dale’s Top Golf stays open despite ‘crazy’ cold Feb 19, 2015 4:14 PM
    Heaters above outdoor hitting bays allowed Top Golf in Wood Dale to remain open Thursday, even as the area set a new record low of -8 degrees at O'Hare International Airport. The heaters usually keep the area 20 to 30 degrees warmer than the outside temperature, said Cheryl Sefton, membership director. “On a day like today when it’s subzero and all the wind chills it’s probably not going to do as good,” Sefton said.

  • St. Charles dog walker battles frigid temperatures Feb 19, 2015 4:44 PM
    Susan Miller, owner of 4 Paws Inc. in South Elgin, talks about how the cold affects her business as a dog walker and pet sitter.

  • Cold only one factor in school closure decisions Feb 19, 2015 6:30 PM
    Area school superintendents say they considered more than just the record cold Thursday when they decided whether to hold classes. Despite the frigid temperatures, which bottomed out at an official -8, superintendents in Naperville Unit District 203, Indian Prairie Unit District 204 and Glenbard High School District 87 said they decided to remain open after considering the availability of bus transportation, the condition of their facilities and the safety of students and faculty.

  • Cold threatens to break records in Chicago suburbs Feb 19, 2015 9:44 AM
    As predicted, an overnight deep freeze is threatening to break Chicago area records for cold and schools are responding by cancelling classes. Temperatures at 6 a.m. were reported to be 7 degrees below zero at O’Hare International Airport, the HYPERLINK ""National Weather Service reported on their website. However, wind gusts as high as 20 mph are causing wind chill values to make temperatures feel like it is 25 degrees below zero. Because of the danerous wind chill values, National Weather Service officials have issued a wind chill advisory for all counties surrounding Chicago this morning. Wind chill values of 20 below to 30 below zero can cause frostbite in a matter of minutes on exposed skin and extended periods of exposure without propser clothing will increase the risk of hypothermia.

  • Frigid outside, but tropical inside KeyLime Cove in Gurnee Feb 19, 2015 6:03 PM
    While the temperature hovered at 1 degree outside, guests and workers inside KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee basked in tropical weather at the pools.

  • Constable: 'Thanks Mister Banks' song might get us thinking spring Feb 19, 2015 5:25 AM
    It's 3 degrees. Snow now qualifies for full-time residency. But four little words proclaim today that spring is on its way: “Pitchers and catchers report.” Alll we need is a little mood music, and "Thanks Mister Banks," written by an Arlington Heights man, works for me.

  • Suburban schools announcing Thursday closings due to cold Feb 19, 2015 8:05 AM
    A deep freeze overnight has area school districts again discussing how cold is too cold to attend school — with many Wednesday evening calling it off Thursday. A wind chill advisory continues remains in effect for the suburbs. Temperatures this morning are below zero throughout the suburbs with wind chill readings as low as 30 below zero.

  • Images: Cold here, but at least we dodged this storm Feb 17, 2015 12:09 PM
    We may have bitter cold weather on the way, but at least we don't have more snow and dangerous ice. The South got hit hard, and seeing how ill-prepared they are for winter weather sure makes us appreciate how well Chicagoland handles it.

  • The cold weather isn't going anywhere; wind chill advisory tonight Feb 18, 2015 1:56 PM
    Highs the next several days will struggle to break out of the single digits, the National Weather service is forecasting. A wind chill advisory is set to take effect at 6 p.m. today and last until noon Thursday.

  • Heavy snow, dangerous winds slam New England yet again Feb 16, 2015 6:38 AM
    A storm brought a new round of wind-whipped snow to New England on Sunday, threatening white-out conditions in coastal areas and forcing people to contend with a fourth winter onslaught in less than a month.

  • Got Valentine’s Day plans? Dress for blustery cold tonight Feb 14, 2015 3:35 PM
    Valentine’s Day Scrooges, take heart: bitter cold and blustery conditions should keep all those gushy romantics indoors tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory starting 8 p.m. for much of the suburbs. Falling temperatures, plus strong wind gusts, can cause frostbite in minutes, forecasters warn.

  • 140 whales die after getting stranded on New Zealand beach Feb 14, 2015 2:46 PM
    “It’s very sad, they’re very intelligent animals,” Department of Conservation area manager Andrew Lamason said. “The pragmatic view is that it’s part of nature.”The focus will now turn to the dead whales, and the enormous task of dealing with the carcasses.

  • Coast Guard towing fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice Feb 14, 2015 2:40 PM
    The 207-foot Antarctic Chieftan became stuck about 900 nautical miles northeast of McMurdo Sound. It’s licensed to catch Antarctic toothfish, a prized delicacy often marketed in North America as Chilean sea bass.

  • Too cold? Not for pickup hockey in Naperville! Feb 14, 2015 6:51 PM
    Naperville Park District maintains two boarded outdoor hockey rinks at Centennial Park, and even on a cold Saturday, they draw diehard players for pickup games. “We’ve got a good mix of guys out here today, which makes it a lot of fun. No one takes it too seriously, everyone has a good time and that’s the best part about it,” said Chris Hill, 22, an assistant hockey coach at Waubonsie Valley High School.

  • Frigid temps don't keep anglers away from Antioch ice fishing derby Feb 16, 2015 5:41 AM
    A couple dozen people — mostly men in insulated coveralls and knit caps — pulled sleds packed with poles, bait, drills and beer (coolers not necessary in the arctic air) onto the lake for the Northern Illinois Conservation Club 55th Annual Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Festival this weekend in Antioch. "It doesn't get any better than this,” said Pam Kiesgen said Saturday.

  • Cuddle up by a fire: Nasty, windy cold weather for Valentine’s Day Feb 14, 2015 2:15 PM
    The National Weather Service is warning of nasty low temperatures and wind chills in the suburbs today. A “powerful Arctic front” will bring wind gusts of 40-45 mph. Wind chills could fall to as low as minus 30.

  • New Englanders brace for yet another major snowstorm Feb 14, 2015 8:50 AM
    The northern New England coast could see greater snowfall totals — with up 2 two feet in Down East Maine. Officials warned that hurricane-force wind gusts could lead to power outages.

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