Police were reporting slick road conditions and multiple crashes on area expressways as snow fell during the morning commute.
The region recorded the lowest temperatures in early December in years Tuesday, and forecasters said it is only going to get worse Wednesday.
Fewer than 5,000 NIPSCO customers remained without power in Northwest Indiana on Monday night after a day of deadly storms in the Midwest.
SPRINGFIELD | A state appeals court has ruled in favor of county sheriffs who are seeking to restore part of their salaries cut by Gov. Pat Quinn and state lawmakers.
Most of the region was spared the worst of the problems created by an early snowfall, but portions of LaPorte County have recorded as much as 9 inches of lake-effect snow and it isn't over yet.
Porter and LaPorte counties are bracing for as much as 7 inches of snow overnight.
Below is a list of the trick-or-treat hours from towns around the region. Crown Point, Portage, Winfield, Crete, Steger and LaPorte have postponed trick-or-treating hours to Friday night because of inclement weather.
Temperatures could dip below freezing by Tuesday morning for the first time this season.
Heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday caused few problems in the region.
A forecast for potentially record-breaking temperatures in the mid to upper 90s prompted some school closings and early dismissals Tuesday.
Temperatures in the low 90s coupled with high humidity are expected to push the heat index to near 100 Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
JOLIET | Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow appointed an attorney Thursday to represent the interests of rural property owners who would be affected by the proposed Illiana Expressway in any dealings they may have with the Illinois Department of Transportation.
High temperatures coupled with uncomfortable humidity levels could push the heat index close to 100 Tuesday, forecasters said.
JOLIET, Ill. | A Will County judge will allow prosecutors to present the videotaped statement of a 3-year-old child in the trial of a man accused of killing the girl's mother.
JOLIET, Ill. | Efforts are underway to build a new Will County courthouse in Joliet.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A day after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation establishing a Peotone airport, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said Friday she plans to use her post to promote the concept, saying she will have meetings in the near future with new U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx an…
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region through Friday night with warnings of a heat index near 108 on Friday.
JOLIET, Ill. | The Will County coroner says the body of a woman found in the Des Plaines River is a Joliet woman whose son is charged in her death.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic, and a Will County official says it should be declared a medical emergency.
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