| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Chicago’s snow banks have finally melted, its temperature readings are firmly above freezing and the grass is even turning green. But the end of this historically nasty winter hasn’t meant a return to balmy beach weather. When May begins...
| 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 3, 2014
| 5:53 PM
It seems that weather rankings are in the eye of the beholder.
The National Weather Service has gauged this season’s chills, in part, by noting the number of days with subzero temperatures from the start of November through the end of March. By...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:07 AM
The governor believes it’s third and long for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dream of hosting a Super Bowl in Chicago.
Gov. Pat Quinn said during a radio appearance this morning that he doubts football’s biggest game will ever be played here....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Plummeting temperatures midday today are ushering in thunderstorms and several days of below-normal chill that's expected to last through late in the week — and may even bring snow on Monday.
The temperature at O'Hare International Airport dropped...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Winter is returning for an encore this week, with up to an inch of snow this evening and lows in the 20s over the next two nights.
The slushy storm may pull out of the Chicago area in time for people to catch at least some of the lunar eclipse overnight....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Regular readers are probably just as tired of us talking about Chicago's polar vortex winter as we are tired of persistent cold temperatures. If there's one car feature we can point to that made one of the area's coldest and......
| Jan 26, 2014
| 1:33 PM
After several inches of snow fell Sunday morning, the next winter weather story is the start of what could be the longest stretch of subzero temperatures the Chicago area has seen in decades.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. Sunday...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
For the second time in less than a month, predictions of dangerous subzero temperatures have closed many Chicago-area schools Monday, invited transportation delays and added to a general fatigue over the unrelenting chill and unusually high snowfall....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Snow has covered the ground in the Chicago area for 70 straight days. And while Monday's thaw will put a dent in the hard pack, more snow is on the way.
Monday's 50s could melt as much as 2 inches of our snow cover as mild air arrives from the Plains,...
| 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,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...