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How My Black Mother Made Me Love Chicago

Sarah Enelow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Sarah Enelow

I finally understood how difficult it was for Mama to go from glittering Chicago down to middle-of-nowhere Texas, like part of her had been sold down the river. And suddenly, Chicago in my mind became a beacon of happiness.

Finding Happy When You're Totally Over Winter

Carissa K | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Whether I spent them wearing lipstick or chapstick, in a pair of snow shoes or slippers, every day of the first month of 2014 was well lived because each of those days was a gift.

This Video Really Nails What A -38 Wind Chill Feels Like

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

One Georgia man who documented his first experience of some bitter, Chicago-style cold on camera offers a pretty accurate depiction of just how cold i...

Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.

Chicago Emerges From Deep Freeze, Now Comes The Thawing

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Though temperatures in Chicago are soaring into the double digits for the first time in days Wednesday, the impact is still very much being felt of th...

It's Really &$%#ing Cold Outside. Bet You Didn't Know All These Things Could Freeze.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Holy windchill, Batman. You don't need us to tell you that it's cold out there -- gusts of wind down to 50 below will do that just fine. Temperatures ...

Yep, It's Even Too Cold For Polar Bears In Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The weather in Chicago was so frigid Monday that it proved too chilly for the city's most popular polar bear. DNAinfo Chicago reported Anana, the L...

Chicago Remains Under Record-Breaking Deep Freeze For Second Day

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Though an end appears in sight for Chicago's deep freeze -- as temperatures are expected to finally rebound above zero by Tuesday evening -- the frigi...

11 Ways to Survive Chicago's Polar Vortex

The Second City | Posted 03.08.2014 | Chicago
The Second City

Holed up at home with your significant other/kids/dog/non-condoned space heater? Don't waste a perfectly good sub-zero day. Here are 11 ways you can have fun today (without losing any of the good parts of your face).