| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An Archer Heights man died of cold-related causes late last week, making his the 27th cold-related death in Cook County this season, authorities said.
Saul Lopez, 50, was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital, according to the...
| 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.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:13 PM
An autopsy today determined a 64-year-old West Side woman died of hypothermia and exposure to the cold, authorities said.
Ernestine Felters, of the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue, died of hypothermia and cold exposure and her death was ruled an...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Southern Illinois University student from suburban Morton Grove who police found dead Tuesday in a wooded area in downstate Carbondale died as a result of hypothermia, according to the results of a preliminary autopsy conducted Wednesday.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An Oak Forest man’s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said.
Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Four hikers hoisted by helicopter from Malibu Canyon about 3 a.m. Sunday were cited by state park rangers for "unsafe recreational activities," officials said.
The group had crossed Malibu Creek when the water was low, but became stranded as rain...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:21 PM
In the brutal sub-freezing temperatures of the last few days, we've seen any number of people huddled at bus stops, trying to fend off hypothermia. Many of them shiver longer than they have to because they don't know when the next bus is coming.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A 96-year-old Berwyn woman and a 73-year-old Far South Side man died from cold-related causes on Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined today.
Dorothy G. Kuseck, of the 1800 block of South Wesley was declared dead at 2:50 p....
| 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 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...