Area police reported slick, hazardous road conditions and numerous crashes including one involving a state trooper Wednesday morning as snow fell across the region.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has set in motion the development of a plan that will look at the county’s transportation network and its impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years.
Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.
CHICAGO | More than 80 same-sex couples — including couples from Gary and DeMotte — have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.
Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet.
More and more communities are focused on integrating strategies and practices that incorporate longer term horizons. The trend is to not only accommodate the needs of today’s residents, but also to plan carefully so future generations are also served.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday.
Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.
Saturday morning flurries were the start of an expected 1 to 2 inches of fresh snow as temperatures began to climb.
Northwest Indiana just can't catch a break from the dreadful winter.
Northwest Indiana residents woke up Wednesday morning to 2 to 8 inches of snow and major traffic delays on the interstates.
More snow is on the way, with a chaser of freezing rain and sleet that has forecasters warning travel could be "hazardous to impossible" Saturday.
Air temperatures and wind chills were still below zero Wednesday morning, causing black ice and multiple crashes in Hammond and near the Illinois State Line.
Relief is in sight for Northwest Indiana residents as they enter the third consecutive day of frigid temperatures.
State officials had a simple message for region residents Monday: Stay home.
The region is bracing for another round of severe winter weather with several inches of snow possible tonight into Sunday, followed by another icy cold snap early next week.
MICHIGAN CITY | Three people were killed and more than 20 motorists were injured in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 37, Indiana State Police said.
Lake-effect snow dumped up to 20 inches of snow in some parts of Northwest Indiana, clogging Lake County interstates for most of Tuesday.
On one side of the border is a sprawling 488-mile commuter rail system with 11 separate tentacles connecting Chicago's Loop with some of the Midwest's most affluent communities.
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