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WATCH: Kid Crushes Weather Report For Local News

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

Today's forecast calls for smiles with intermittent fits of laughter. This, courtesy of Charlie Hale, a second-grader in Chicago, who joined the WG...

Strong Winds, Flooding And, Yes, Snow Mark Halloween In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

Halloween was certainly an eventful day weather-wise for Chicago. After the city registered its first-ever measurable Oct. 31 snowfall on record ea...

This Is How Skyscrapers Play Peek-A-Boo

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green

For most of the past week, much of lakefront Chicago has been shrouded in a very thick, very eerie fog like something out of a horror film, allowing t...

Thawing Midwest Has Another Big Problem On Its Hands

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — The sunny skies that started melting the snow in earnest this week gave way to steady rain — and more melting — in Chicago Thursd...

Something's Amiss When Chicago Has More Snow Than Anchorage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

An average winter in Chicago typically includes just more than 26 inches of snow. But this has been no average winter in the Windy City. The latest...

This Winter Is Officially Chicago's Coldest In 30 Years

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

It's official: Chicago hasn't seen a winter this chilly in three decades. And it's still far from over. WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling notes Friday...

Yep, Chicago Is Still Frozen.

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Nearly a month ago, Chicago was covered in ice in the wake of the historic polar vortex, making for eerily beautiful images of the Midwestern city. ...

January Was Chicago's Third Snowiest Ever.. And More's Coming

Posted 02.03.2014 | Chicago

Can't remember a January with this much, practically non-stop snowfall? There's a good reason for that, Chicago. Though just less than a half inch ...

The Good News/Bad News About Chicago's Latest Round Of Arctic Temps

Posted 01.29.2014 | Chicago

As Chicago recovers from the latest wallop of subzero temperatures and dangerous windchills, there's already talk of more snow coming to town. The Nat...

Midwest Deep Freeze Puts Normal Routines On Ice

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.28.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents brought kids to work or just stayed home because schools were closed, again. Office workers hailed cabs to ride a block — o...

Monday's Commute Is Already Looking Bad

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

With wind chills in the Chicago area expected to dip to as low as 40 degrees below zero in the coming days, Windy Citizens are already bracing for a r...

We're In Deep (Freeze), Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

After the polar vortex and the clipper system that followed it, there's just one way to describe Chicago's current state of winter weather: Bitter. ...

Lake-Effect Snow Slams Area Before Extreme Cold Returns

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A band of heavy lake-effect snowfall hit the Chicago area late Monday and is continuing to create big headaches for commuters in northwest Indiana on ...

Another Blast Of Extreme Cold Bound For Chicago

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

More frigid, "Chiberia"-esque weather is again in Chicago's near future. After a "clipper" system brought heavy snow to some parts of the Chicago a...

Snow, Arctic Cold Returning To Chicago

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Get ready for more snow and cold, Chicago! The Windy City is about to be hit by a clipper system on Saturday that could bring as much as 5 inches t...

Polar Vortex Snow Melt Gives Way To Flood Warning

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Ew, gross. Those two words can sum up what's happening with Chicago's weather this week. After the biting cold temps and heavy snowfall from t...

LOOK: Chiberia Gets The 'Star Wars' Treatment

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

It's barely 30 seconds long, but a new clip making rounds on the web perfectly captures what many Chicagoans felt during the polar vortex of 2014. ...

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...

Animal Abuse Complaints Spiked During Chicago's Deep Freeze

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Story by Alisa Hauser, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Before you think about taking your pooch out to play when temperatures plummet below z...

Here's Where It Got Colder Than Antarctica

Jan Diehm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The polar vortex plunged much of the Midwest into Antarctica-like temperatures on Monday. Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis all experienced high temper...

LOOK: These Photos Of Chicago Under Ice Are Pretty Surreal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

With temperatures in Chicago hobbling above zero for the first time in 37 hours Tuesday afternoon, it appears some relief is finally within sight for ...

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...

Lake Michigan Is Currently Steaming (Or At Least It Looks That Way)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As a record-breaking, sub-zero deep freeze -- or "polar vortex," as it were -- settled in over Chicago and much of the midsection of the United States...

City Hits New Record Low As Brutal Deep Freeze Begins

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Monday is officially a day for the record books in Chicago. The temperature at O'Hare hit 15 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. on Monday, breaking the p...