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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
  • Constable: Cat vs. Christmas and other holiday tales Jan 6, 2015 6:15 AM
    All those warm memories from the holidays are well-preserved, thanks to the deep freeze Mother Nature is providing as suburbanites head back to school and work this week. With our sons Ross and Ben home from college and out-of-state relatives staying with us for Christmas, my wife and I quickly got used to a busy, bustling home. But I’m not sure we’ll ever adjust to the new rules for college kids. We know that our 19-year-old sons have the freedom to do lots of stuff without our permission.

     
  • What suburban schools will be closed Wednesday Jan 6, 2015 9:02 PM
    Schools across the suburbs are closing Wednesday as a blast of frigid air settles in. Deadly windchills will make it dangerous for students to be out. Here's the latest list of school closings.

     
  • Elmhurst flood control plan poised for approval Jan 6, 2015 2:04 PM
    Elmhurst is poised to get permission to tap into a reservoir owned and operated by DuPage County so the city could prevent dozens of homes from flooding. DuPage County Board members next week are expected to approve an intergovernmental agreement that will allow Elmhurst to run a pipe into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility along Route 83.

     
  • Indiana reminds travelers of county travel advisory map Jan 6, 2015 6:22 AM
    Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — With a winter storm arriving in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding motorists they can check road conditions with the Indiana County Travel Advisory Map. The map is updated with information from the county emergency management agencies and describes the local travel condition and whether they warrant a warning, watch, advisory and caution. The map is available online or on mobile devices by downloading the Indiana Travel Advisory app for iPhone in the App Store, and Android in the Google Play Store. The National Weather Service predicted as much as 7 inches of snow would fall on parts of northern Indiana by midday Tuesday.

     
  • Wind chills expected to be -20 this afternoon, -35 overnight Jan 7, 2015 12:32 PM
    A wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for the Chicago area through noon Thursday. Wind chills were recorded to be about -30 overnight. Wind chill values will improve slightly to -20 Wednesday afternoon, but will fall back Wednesday night to -30 to -35.

     
  • Metra hopes to avoid missteps of 2014 polar vortex Jan 6, 2015 9:07 AM
    Is Metra ready for Polar Vortex II? Even if it's a lesser version of the big chill of 2014, riders are concerned about a meltdown following delays Monday with snow forecast for today. CEO Don Orseno said the agency is as ready as it can be.

     
  • Snow arrives; 10 tips to handle Wednesday freeze Jan 5, 2015 11:23 PM
    As snow moved into the area Monday evening, airlines reported delays and roads became increasingly more hazardous, officials said. By 9 p.m., an inch of snow had fallen in Batavia with an inch and a half in St. Charles and moderate snow falling throughout the suburbs, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.

     
  • Chill, snow and rain bring taste of winter to much of U.S. Jan 5, 2015 6:05 PM
    A year after a brutally cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools — this week’s chill is little more than what meteorologists like to call winter. Here are some questions — and answers — about the weather.

     
  • Arctic cold, snow to hit suburbs starting today Jan 4, 2015 12:29 AM
    Just in time for kids returning back to school after a snowless and mild holiday break, temperatures will nose-dive in the suburbs, forecasters say.“Winter is finally arriving,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Enderlen said.

     
  • Midwest, eastern U.S. bracing for Arctic blast, subzero temps Jan 4, 2015 8:45 AM
    The Midwest and eastern parts of the U.S. on Sunday braced for Arctic temperatures that were expected to arrive during the next few days. A mix of precipitation on Saturday that included snow, ice and rain affected a swath from the Oklahoma Panhandle — where several inches of snow were in the forecast — to southern New England, where up to a quarter-inch of ice is possible in the eastern Berkshires.

     
  • More snow expected with bitter cold Monday Jan 4, 2015 10:33 AM
    The deep freeze expected to hit the Chicago region later today, dropping temperatures well below zero and wind chills to dangerously low levels, could be accompanied by more than six inches of snow beginning Monday night, forecasters said Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Sunday predicting that some parts of the area would see more than a half foot of snow that, combined with high winds, could make for dangerous travel conditions Tuesday and Wednesday.

     
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