| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ever wonder just where the South starts? I used to think I knew: at the bottom of Cantrell Hill here in little old Little Rock, Ark., for every morning I leave the highlands and pines, and wind on downtown, where the hardwoods and Dixie start. It starts...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Gusting snow stopped and delayed Metra trains, canceled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and caused spinouts and tortuous commutes this morning.
Switching problems at Lake Street caused 20-minute delays on the Union Pacific North,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.
Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest.
High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
It has been dubbed "Ice Friday," the result of a frigid bout of weather that hit usually sunny north Texas before moving east.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Living in the Midwest can be a bit of a devil's lottery when it comes to tornadoes, and on Sunday, several Midwestern communities drew a losing card. The death toll rose to eight Monday in Illinois and Michigan as officials sifted through damage and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough.
On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:43 PM
After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:37 PM
At least six people were killed and dozens more hurt when an unusual November tornado outbreak hopscotched through the Midwest on Sunday, leaving destruction in its wake.
Twisters and thunderstorms more reminiscent of spring than fall savaged...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:34 PM
At least five people were killed Sunday in a tornado outbreak that left dozens more injured across the Midwest, and officials feared the toll could rise as emergency responders sifted through the wreckage.
Illinois has suffered the brunt of the storms'...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: My 82-year-old aunt has had these pink glass pieces for years. Any info on history and values? Are they collectibles?
A: The glass seen in images sent is pink Depression-era glass. Yes, it is collectible, and pink is a color favored by many...