| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:41 PM
I'm pretty diligent when it comes to my taxes. And by diligent, I mean that in November, I make an appointment for February with my tax guy, which is unlike those co-workers in your office asking around in April if anyone knows a good accountant. That's...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:41 PM
There’s something very wrong about nicknaming a hurricane “Frankenstorm,” then having it cancel Halloween.
In a bittersweet message for New Haven children on Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. declared the Wednesday the 31st would be a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
At 9 a.m. the"Do do do …" of "Chelsea Dagger" blares from the alarm-clock radio.
"OK, Chicago, rise and shine, and don't forget your Uggs 'cause it's cooooold out there today," Waddle says.
"It's coooold out there every day," Silvy says
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The storm that socked the Chicago area with the season's biggest snowfall has tapered off, but it's not completely finished with us.
Snow will continue falling periodically today, dropping another inch or two in the city and up to three inches in the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Chicago area can look forward to some quiet, almost balmy days after being hit by the largest snowstorm in two years.
Temperatures will climb into the 40s by this weekend with maybe some rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:07 AM
A rare February disturbance that initially looked like it had a chance to develop into a subtropical depression is fizzling, the National Hurricane Center Center said Monday morning.
Still, Monday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, scattered...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:09 PM
A year ago, the season's first dusting of snow veered east over Cape Cod and the forecasters were reassuring. Take heart, snow lovers, they said. Your day will come.
It did. Over and over again, with back-breaking, bone-chilling, roof-flattening...
| Feb 2, 2012
What is the warmest Groundhog Day in Chicago history?
—Brandon Borbath, Gurnee
With the help of Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski, we combed the city's high temperatures for Groundhog Day and found the furry...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Alien space cloud: Our solar system is adrift in an "alien" cloud, and NASA, at long last, has tapped into this interstellar wonder....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Groundhog Day 2012: Groundhog Day is upon us. Sure, we want to know the weather prediction, but what we really want to know is this: Will New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg get bitten again by Staten Island Chuck?...