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ASK TOM: Chicago’s biggest Easter snow

Dear Tom,  What was Chicago’s biggest Easter snow? — Bob Johnson, Buffalo Grove Dear Bob, By the nature of Easter’s movable date, which can be as early as March 22 or as late as April 25, the weather on the holiday has greatly varied, ranging from wintry to summerlike. Since 1885 snow has fallen on […]

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Chicago’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Begins Season Sunday

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s Opening Day Sunday for a Chicago team that many people have not seen play, but whose sport is growing in popularity. The Chicago Wildfire is opening up its second season play in the American Ultimate Disc League by facing the Minnesota Windchill at Lane Tech Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The sport […]

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60-deg highs extend into a 3rd consecutive day; it’s Chicago’s mildest spell in 6 months

By Meteorologist Tom Skilling The area’s mildest spell of weather in 6 months continues Thursday.  The day is to produce the third of what is likely to become a six-consecutive day string of 60-degree or higher temperatures. Not since last October have so many 60+ degree readings been clustered together and the current mild streak […]

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Chicago’s Noble charter school network has tough discipline policy

Critics say too many students are being expelledLike many freshmen at a Noble network high school, Morgan Redd was often frustrated with the privately run charter’s strict discipline code. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago’s ‘Revenge Shot’ Has Never Been More Popular — Are You Man Enough To Try It?

Business has never been better for Chicago’s signature “revenge shot.” By all available indications, the malort boom has arrived — at least in Chicago, where the recently-trademarked wormwood liquor known for its gasoline-like taste and the facial expressions it inspires is almost exclusively sold. Jeppson’s Malort, the company that started it all, is now the […]

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McDonald’s: Flash Mob for Free Coffee at Chicago’s Union Station – Chicago Video

On Monday March 31st, 2014 commuters traveling through Chicago’s Union Station were treated to an unexpected song and dance in the transportation centers’ ic… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Chicago’s Cardinal George hospitalized with flu

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood for the last four days suffering dehydration because of the flu. Full News here – WFLD – News

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New winter storm heads for the nation’s mid-section; Chicago’s thundery downpours to be sandwiched between a blizzard and possibly severe t-storms…

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Thundery white-out conditions with Monday storm propel Chicago’s seasonal snow tally into the Top 5

It produced a nightmare of a commute period Monday afternoon and evening—among the season’s worst yet. Accidents were widespread; so were spin-outs which put all too many vehicles in ditches along area thoroughfares. Whiteout conditions rendered travel all but impossible during portions of the afternoon and outpaced snow-removal crews’ ability to get ahead of what […]

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Chicago’s winter among the worst in generations

Level of harshness for residents can hinge on age, experience with previous extremesThe cold has been relentless, the snow keeps piling up and 20 degrees sounds almost tropical. In a city known for harsh winters, could this be the worst one of your lifetime? Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright`s south side building serves Chicago`s budding artists

An old Garfield Park building, designed at the turn of the century, has become an unlikely breeding ground for music idols. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Latest arctic blast hits in the wake of Chicago’s 3rd biggest snow of the season

By Meteorologist Tom Skilling The persistence of abnormally cold air and the regularity of the snowfall over the 2013-14 season to date are both front and center in the minds of many area residents weary of winter. Chicago moves into a 4th consecutive month dominated by much below normal temperatures. It’s a cold pattern likely […]

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Chicago’s snowy winter to get even snowier this week

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Revolt Brewing Over Chicago’s Traffic Cameras

(CBS) – There’s a growing revolt in Chicago: regular folks fed up with the city’s red-light and speed cameras that keep popping up. Friday, they were doing something about it. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports. Speed cameras are set up to nail faster-than-the-limit drivers near schools and parks. Along with the red-light cameras the city […]

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Brutal chill propels Chicago’s seasonal 0-degree temp count to 18, second-highest on record!

Chicago’s second rendezvous of the season with the vast, bitterly cold reservoir of arctic air known as the “polar vortex”, is behind Tuesday morning’s brutal chill. Overnight temps, predicted to dip as low as 21 below zero in a few of the coldest locations well north and west of the city and to a record-breaking […]

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