| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Adam Dominik seemed to be losing the battle as he tugged hard on the rope, trying to reel in a man who had jumped into the icy lake near Montrose Harbor after his pet poodle.
"I threw the rope over him but the dog was kind of pulling on him, with his...
| 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 20, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...
| 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 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A Northwest Side man and a Calumet Park woman died from cold-related causes on Tuesday, bringing to 10 the number of people who have died from cold-related causes this season in Cook County.
Barnabe Garcia, 49, was found unresponsive and not breathing...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A 15-year-old honors student was on her way to school early to work on a class project when she was brutally raped and beaten last month on Chicago's Northwest Side, Cook County prosecutors said today as the suspect was ordered held on $2.5 million bail....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A 61-year-old Chicago Heights woman became the fourth person this season to die from cold-related causes in Cook County, authorities said.
Police were called to the 1200 block of D’Amico Drive in the south suburb just before 8 a.m. on Tuedsday...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:31 PM
An autopsy today determined that the death of an 80-year-old south suburban man was due in part to the severe weather, authorities said.
Elias Contreras, of the 2200 block of Olive Street in Blue Island, died of hypothermia and cold exposure,...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:51 PM
We've read too many of these stories about the torment of animals.
In the latest one, a 20-year-old Windsor Locks man was charged last week with seven counts of cruelty to animals, in this case cats. If he's guilty, he deserves time behind bars.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A 56-year-old Joliet man found outside on the Southwest Side Monday became the next cold related death so far this season, authorities said.
An autopsy today for Jamie Hensley determined he died of hypothermia and cold exposure, according to the Cook...