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Polar Vortex

Cool apps for the cold

Cool apps for the cold

With the Midwest coated in the polar vortex chill, many, myself included, are staying in and avoiding leaving the friendly warmth of our homes. With the perks of smartphones and tablets, staying in is easier than ever, so what better way to forget the cold than to read about the best apps to…

February 18, 2014 1:21 pm
Region crime dropped with January temps, snowfall

Region crime dropped with January temps, snowfall

Chris Muskin shovels his car out of his driveway in Whiting on Jan. 7.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's not too late to winterize your home

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's not too late to winterize your home

No doubt everyone is feeling the extreme weather we are experiencing these days.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

TV weather reports sometimes state the obvious

Well, it’s gotten cold again.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Reason emerges from polar vortex chaos

MARC CHASE: Reason emerges from polar vortex chaos

Last week's polar vortex threw a stone-cold uppercut into the region's chin, shutting down schools, roads and snarling any traffic caught in the middle of the snowy deluge.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Damage lingers on from polar vortex snow, cold

VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.

January 12, 2014 5:55 pm
Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Sean Cleary, 7, right, Liam Conley, 7, center, and his sister Nora Conley, 5, left, play in the Conley's basement in Highland. Liam and Nora's mother Molly Conley invited other mothers and their children over to play since it was too cold to go out.

January 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Molly Conley chases her son Liam Conley, 7, at their home in Highland. Conley invited other mothers and their children over to play since it was too cold to go out.

January 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Megan Cleary plays with her daughter Vivien Cleary, 4, on her mother's back, Nora Conley, 5, on the ground, Alex Nefs, 3, right, and Connor Sheets, 1, far right, at the home of Molly Conley in Highland. Conley invited other mothers and their children over to play since it was too cold to go out.

January 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Storm prompts cases of cabin fever

Sean Cleary, left, and his friend Liam Conley, both 7, hide at Conley's home in Highland. Liam's mother, Molly Conley, invited other mothers and their children over to play since it was too cold to go out.

January 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Fire destroys couple's Whiting home

Martina Mirelez, right, and her daughter Marissa Mirelez comfort one another at a warming center Tuesday while talking about a fire that destroyed Martina Mirelez's home in Whiting.

January 07, 2014 6:12 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Steam rises off of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Chris Muskin shovels his car out of his driveway in Whiting on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

A train waits in the snow outside of the BP refinery in Whiting on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Frozen waves at Whihala beach in Whiting on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Frozen waves at Whihala beach in Whiting on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

A duck swims at Whihala beach in Whiting on Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Chicago's famous skyline is partially shrouded in mists generated on Lake Michigan's surface by extremely cold weather Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Snow and cold hit the region

Snow and cold hit the region

Steam rises off of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

January 07, 2014 2:49 pm
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