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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
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

Coriolis force won't affect man-made devices

A recent story labeled Weird Science accompanied photos of students. One of the captions read, “Nancy Morris of the South Holland Public Library creates a vortex by spinning two pop bottles during a program on wild science Thursday at the library. The gravity-driven 'tornado' spins clockwise…

February 12, 2013 12:00 am
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