| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:04 PM
DARRINGTON, Wash. — The stories rang with fear and frustration, pain and the occasional flicker of joy. But the storytellers Wednesday were not the survivors of the deadly mudslide that slammed into the Stillaguamish Valley.
For the first time...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Northeasterners still shivering from the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to find early spring no less frigid Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
From Connecticut to Maine, 12 to 20 inches of snow and winds up to 60 mph were forecast, the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
As waves repeatedly crashed off Aliso Beach Park early Saturday afternoon, beachgoer Matthew Barker thought, "They couldn't have picked a worse day to go out in the water."
"They" being a 25-year-old Los Angeles woman and her male friend, who decided to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Oriole Park woman’s death was at least the twenty-sixth from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities said today.
Kathleen Karson, 56, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the 7700 block of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:04 PM
OXFORD — A Naugatuck man had to be rescued from a reservoir in the Naugatuck State Forest on Tuesday after he fell through the ice, state police said.
State and local police responded to the reservoir about 4:25 p.m. and found the man's truck...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River.
The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The death of a 58-year-old man who was found passed out in a playlot on the Northwest Side last month was due partly to cold exposure, making him the 29th cold-related death in Cook County this season, officials said.
Rafael Martinez-Garcia of the 3100...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina have a new killer to fear -- death by climate change.
The downy chicks were already vulnerable to predation and starvation in the first few weeks of their lives, but now they are threatened by increasing rainstorms...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
An Oak Lawn woman this week became at least the 17th person to die from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County after being found outside her home in the snow Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Antoinette Diesness, 86, died from hypothermia due...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Dangerous arctic cold blew into the Chicago area overnight and will stay for awhile, pushing wind chills below zero into next week.
At daybreak today, it was minus-2 at O'Hare International Airport and minus-4 in Aurora and Kankakee, according to the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A man who was found dead in a Logan Square alley Tuesday was the 15th person to die from cold-related causes this season in Cook County, authorities determined today.
The man, believed to be in his 60s and homeless, remained unidentified today, after...