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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Images: The never-ending snow mess around Boston Feb 12, 2015 11:37 AM
    After getting more than 70 inches of snow, forecasters say much of New England is on track to get more snow today and Friday, with 3 inches expected in Boston and 6 or more south of the city. So while it’s cold here in Chicago, at least we’re just fighting the cold and not buried under almost 6 feet of snow.

  • Bitter cold starts today, continues through weekend Feb 12, 2015 2:38 PM
    The National Weather Service said temperatures will drop from 9 degrees this morning to 3 degrees this evening. The cold will make wind chill temperatures drop from -9 degrees to -16 degrees today.

  • Wheaton considers stormwater studies, funding options Feb 9, 2015 10:43 PM
    In hopes of addressing flooding issues in the city, Wheaton officials are considering paying $600,000 over the next two years to have engineering studies completed in floodplain and flood-prone areas. City Manager Don Rose said Monday during a city council planning session that the city is “lacking an organized focus” when it comes to address the flooding problems, due in large part to missing individualized data for various flood-prone areas.

  • California gets break before next storm system Feb 7, 2015 2:08 PM
    North of San Francisco, businesses in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties stacked sandbags to prepare for possible flash flooding from swollen waterways, but there were no reports of any significant damage.

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