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  • Cold complicates Illinois duck hunting Nov 24, 2014 4:41 PM
    A mid-November cold snap has brought an early end to the duck hunting season for many participants in north central Illinois.

  • Images: Monday’s Slushy Snow Nov 24, 2014 5:24 PM
    See snow in the suburbs of Chicago on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

  • The Soapbox Nov 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors give their views on topics including generous hockey players, a new dog park and a remorseful elected official.

  • Freezing rain overnight, more rain and heavy winds Saturday Nov 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Freezing rain is expected to hit the suburbs overnight, with an advisory lasting until 9 a.m. Then expect more rain through mid-afternoon as well as bigger wind gusts -- but warmer temps.

  • Images: Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Warm Nov 19, 2014 2:53 PM
    It's November and it's starting to get very cold outside. We asked readers how they keep their pets warm and dry in this weather. Here's a photo gallery showing how they keep their dogs and cats warm.

  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

  • Illinois opens warming centers for frigid weather Nov 17, 2014 5:46 PM
    The state of Illinois has opened more than 100 warming centers as temperatures fall. Illinois Tollway oases also are available 24 hours a day, every day as Chicago-area warming centers.

  • Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say Nov 17, 2014 6:25 PM
    A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

  • Unseasonably cold temps to sweep through suburbs Tuesday Nov 10, 2014 8:51 AM
    Enjoy Monday’s mild weather while you can, the National Weather Service has predicted unseasonably cold temperatures throughout the Chicago area for the rest of the week. According to the Weather Service’s Chicago office, a cold front will sweep across the region on Tuesday and bring unseasonably cold temperatures through the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

  • Polar vortex comes back next week Nov 7, 2014 5:22 AM
    “Polar vortex” — two words that sent Chicagoans hiding under the blankets last winter — might creep back into the weather forecast next week as cold temperatures are predicted to hit, and stay for most of the week.

  • Why yes, it is snowing on Halloween morning in the suburbs Oct 31, 2014 1:01 PM
    The first trick this Halloween morn: snow flurries. And the forecast doesn't get much better for those celebrating Halloween tonight as a major storm with wind, rain, cold and maybe even more snow is predicted to hit the suburbs.

  • Mt. Prospect paying much more for road salt Oct 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    Mount Prospect will have to pay more than 40 percent more for road salt this year, which could prove costly if this winter is like the last with its near record snowfall. The village board has agreed to a contract with Morton Salt to provide salt at the state’s joint purchasing unit price of $75.79 per ton, at a cost not to exceed $409,266 unless approved by the village board.

  • Brrrr! Early taste of winter hits the suburbs Oct 4, 2014 7:09 PM
    Saturday's surprisingly “low high” of about 47 degrees during the day not only sounds like a dance move, it had people outdoors moving rapidly to keep warm with the sudden nip in the air. “We're moving. We're doing hula hooping,” said Kerry Enright of Orland Park as she watched her daughter, 6-year-old Sarah, play with hula hoops and bean bags at the Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest in Naperville.

  • Leaves just starting to turn, but Santa getting prepped Oct 2, 2014 5:35 AM
    We've been relishing a delightful fall, but winter is on its way. Prospective Santas audition during a casting call at Oakbrook Shopping Center.

  • Elk Grove Village buys salt for winter Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    Elk Grove Village has purchased $446,983 worth of salt in preparation for winter.

  • Wheeling matching volunteer snow shovelers with people needing winter help Sep 24, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Wheeling board of trustees on Monday decided to move forward with a plan to help area seniors and disabled residents with snow removal this winter. Shari Matthews Huizar, Wheeling’s director of Human Services, said the plan is to have the Volunteer Snow Removal Program fully in place before snow begins falling in 2014.

  • Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year Sep 22, 2014 7:06 AM
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

  • Cool weather expected today through the weekend Sep 11, 2014 2:52 PM
    Meteorologists say people will wake up to unseasonably cool weather in the Chicago suburbs this morning, and that high temperatures could break a cold weather record established nearly 70 years ago.

  • Elk Grove stockpiling 6,250 tons of salt for winter Aug 29, 2014 3:03 PM
    Elk Grove Village is planning to stockpile 6,260 tons of salt in anticipation of winter, officials said.

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