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Chiberia 2.0? Almanac Predicts Colder Than Average Winter

The Old Farmer's Almanac, which released its new edition, is predicting a brutal winter this year.

Lakeview »

'Chiberia' Made Dogs Fat Thanks to Fewer Walks, Veterinarians Say

Winter weight gain is expected every year, vets say, but this year it has been substantial.

Downtown »

This Winter Will be Among Top Three Coldest on Record, Forecasters Say

The National Weather Service said the wind chill could hit 30 below zero Wednesday morning.

West Loop »

Rahm to Mother Nature: 'You Win. Stop It Already. No More.'

The city braced for flooding and prepared an expanded paving program for pothole repair.

Norwood Park »

Oriole Park Elementary Classrooms Left Without Water Due to Deep Freeze

Water service was restored Friday to the Norwood Park school's modular building.

Downtown »

Chicago's Extreme Cold Could Hamper Morning Commutes

Chiberia's return means commuters should plan for a longer trip as temperatures plunge.

Avondale »

Ald. Ariel Reboyras' Office Closed Due to Burst Pipe, Flooding

The alderman assured residents that ward services will still be available during repairs.

North Center »

Ald. Pawar Hosts Special Ward Night to Field Snow Plowing Complaints

Residents can air complaints about the city's snow plowing efforts during Monday's special Ward Night.

Downtown »

Navy Pier Official Has Run for 5,126 Straight Days and Counting

Not even last week's frigid temps could stop Sue Kessler from continuing her 14-year running streak.  

Lincoln Park »

Batter & Berries' Pipes Burst a Day Before 'Check, Please!' Appearance

The Lincoln Park restaurant, which focuses on French toast, hopes to reopen Tuesday.

Downtown »

Salt Sufficient, Ald. Says, but Communication Lacking on Snowy Streets

Ald. Roderick Sawyer found "the flow of information" from Streets and Sanitation "grossly insufficient."

Englewood »

Snow Plowing Complaints Pile Up; Ald. Claims City Faces Salt Shortage

Streets and San denies the charge, saying as temperatures rise, the salt will start working better.

Lincoln Square »

Winter Wonder Award: Nominate the City's Stellar Sidewalk Shovelers

There are places in the city where one can walk on clear, dry pavement — and they deserve an award.

Wicker Park »

Animal Mistreatment Complaints Spike During Three-Day Cold Snap

The city received 100 calls this year from Jan. 5-7, compared with 31 at the same time last year.

Downtown »

'Chiberia' Got You Down? Researchers Want to Hear from You

Psychologists at IIT are seeking participants for a wintertime seasonal depression study.