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Chicago Winter

Snow Causes Travel Headaches In Chicago

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's mild winter came to an abrupt end Thursday when the season's first significant snowstorm brought what could total as much as 8 inches of the...

Chicago's Mild Winter Continues, For Now

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

Temperatures in Chicago could reached 50 degrees on Tuesday, and the mild winter streak that some Windy City residents can get used to will continue i...

Why Chicago's Winter Is So Warm Right Now (Probably)

Chicago Magazine | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

This morning as I was making coffee, I heard birds singing. I didn't smile to myself or do a jaunty heel-kick; I went back to the bedroom to turn off ...

No Snow Good For City's Budget, Bad For Some Businesses

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's mild winter-to-date has come as a relief to the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation, particularly when compared to last winter's sno...

A White Christmas Not Likely This Year

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's milder-than-usual winter is expected to continue at least through the end of the current week -- good news for procrastinating holiday shopp...

City's Wait For Measurable Snowfall Should Be Over Soon

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

Although numerous meteorologists have indicated that Chicago is in for a doozy of a snow-filled winter this season, measurable snowfall has continued ...

Cook County Officials Gear Up For Brutal Winter Weather

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

As strong winds, rain and snow are already beginning to make a mark on Chicago, Cook County Homeland Security is gearing up for what they expect will ...

Snow Coming Wednesday?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Chicago could see its first snowfall of the season late Wednesday as temperatures are expected to dip and rain could turn into snowflakes. Though t...

Alderman Wants To Enforce Sidewalk Shoveling With E-Tickets This Winter

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Negligent shovelers will earn more than ice sheets and dirty looks from passersby if one Chicago alderman gets his way. During a demonstration of m...

Chicago's Upcoming Winter Expected To Be Nation's Worst

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

If you thought winter in Chicago couldn't possibly get more intense than last year's blizzaster, get ready for this one: Long-range forecasters are ex...

Chicago Prepares For Brutal Cold As Snow Cleanup Continues

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago area residents cringed under an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow on Sunday and the promise of brutally cold temperatures this week, city cl...

Chicago Blizzard: Stranded On Lake Shore Drive

AP | DON BABWIN and LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn't tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made i...

City Tows 215 Vehicles On First Night Of Parking Ban

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the city slept, a fleet of city tow trucks prowled the streets on the first night of Chicago's winter overnight parking ban. Unfortunately fo...

STAY WARM: Some Great Chicago Soup Spots

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For many of us, January is Stay Inside With Blankets, Snacks and Television Month. It also happens to be National Soup Month, which is certainly weath...

Chicago Will Be Snowy, But Overall A 'Kinder And Gentler' Winter Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While most Chicagoans don't have winter on their minds on a 90-plus-degree August day, perhaps some news about what is to come in the colder months wi...

Chicago Weather: Tuesday Snaps 97-Day Streak Of Sub-50 Degree Weather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Temperatures finally reached 50 degrees in Chicago on Tuesday, after 97 consecutive days without getting that warm. The streak was the fifth-longest ...

At Home in the Flyover Zone

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

As I mark my sixth anniversary as an ex-pat New Yorker living in King Daley's court, I realize this is the first New Year in Chicago that I don't want to be anywhere else.

Yes We Can And Sometimes We Won't

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

This is the burden of Chicago. The great paradox: we have a president-elect and a governor to evict.

Weather Watch: Snow Lessening, Salt Trucks Out

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the end, the season's first snow storm wasn't really all that bad. "Welcome to winter in Chicago--it's here," said Chicago Streets and Sanitation ...

In Honor of Obama: A Chicago-Hawaii Exchange Program

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

The Chicago-Hawaii Cultural Exchange, in which citizens of the city of Big Shoulders can swap a year beside Lake Michigan for a year on the shores of Waikiki.