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  • O’Hare, Midway cancel flights ahead of East Coast storm Jan 26, 2015 11:04 AM
    If you’re hoping to fly to the East Coast in the next day or two, good luck. Nearly 200 flights out of O’Hare and Midway airports were canceled today in anticipation of a powerful blizzard heading toward the East Coast.

  • What you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast Jan 26, 2015 10:46 AM
    The busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here’s what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm.

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East Jan 26, 2015 10:46 AM
    Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.

  • Major storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow Jan 26, 2015 10:46 AM
    Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to 2 feet of snow. More than 4,000 flights were canceled or delayed, schools planned to close early and a hospital in New York increased staff and outfitted its vehicles with snow traveling gear.

  • Weather a factor in Vernon Hills crash that injured three Jan 25, 2015 5:36 PM
    Vernon Hills authorities said winter weather was a factor in a near head-on collision Sunday at the intersection of Lakeview Parkway and Fairway Drive that sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries.

  • Warmer weather draws crowds to Norge ski competitions Jan 24, 2015 5:56 PM
    The Norge 110th Annual International Ski Jump Tournament on Saturday had unusually warm weather that attracted a crowd but slowed skiers down during competition. The tournament continues Sunday with gates opening at noon. About 5,000 enthusiasts are expected.

  • Families warm to ice carving demonstrations in downtown Wheaton Jan 25, 2015 8:19 AM
    "Frozen" stars Elsa and Olaf will greet Wheaton shoppers and diners downtown, at least until they melt. They started as blocks of ice and were transformed into shimmering sculptures in the city's first ice festival Saturday. “The kids just love this,” said Paula Barrington, the head of the Downtown Wheaton Association.

  • Possible 3-6 inches of snow expected Saturday night, Sunday Jan 23, 2015 2:50 PM
    Just as we were letting down our winter guard a bit, Old Man Winter is sneaking back in with the threat of snow this weekend.

  • Freezing drizzle could create slippery roads in morning Jan 20, 2015 8:35 PM
    Chicago area weather forecasts are warning travelers to watch out for potentially slippery roads tonight and Wednesday morning. Areas are expected to see drizzle or freezing drizzle throughout the evening before mixing with or transitioning into wet snow overnight, according to an afternoon National Weather Service special weather statement.

  • Icy roads predicted tonight, snow Tuesday Jan 19, 2015 6:06 PM
    The weekend warm up is over and as temperatures dip back below freezing the National Weather Service is advising people to beware of potentially icy roads Monday night into Tuesday with a few inches of snow to follow.

  • Mild temps, partly sunny skies for MLK Day Jan 17, 2015 8:35 PM
    After a weekend warm-up, mild temperatures will stick around for a pleasant start to the week. The mercury will climb again Sunday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Plenty of cold-weather fun at Vernon Hills’ Winter Fest Jan 17, 2015 11:28 PM
    Sometimes, the best way to tackle winter is to enjoy it. That’s exactly what the Vernon Hills Park District did Saturday by hosting its annual Winter Fest.

  • NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record Jan 16, 2015 4:56 PM
    Earth broke NOAA records set in 2010 and 2005. The last time the Earth set an annual NOAA record for cold was in 1911.NOAA also said last month was the hottest December on record. Six months in 2014 set marks for heat. The last time Earth set a monthly cold record was in December 1916.

  • Enjoy winter again at Schaumburg’s Spring Valley Jan 15, 2015 3:11 PM
    If last winter and the start of this one have left you snow-shocked and frostbitten, now is the time to show Mother Nature you’re not afraid. The great outdoors is something that should be enjoyed all year round, and the Schaumburg Park District knows just how to help.

  • Gurnee snow reminder: Jan 13, 2015 6:23 PM
    Gurnee officials have announced they don't want residents to shovel snow into the street.

  • Rosemont snow tubing hill staying open through March 1 Jan 13, 2015 4:22 PM
    Rosemont’s four-story snow tubing hill will remain open through March 1 in the village’s entertainment district, officials announced Tuesday. Warm weather caused the hill, named Polar Peak, to be closed for some time after its opening last month.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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