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Harsh winter to blame for stalled economic progress

Harsh winter to blame for stalled economic progress

A key economic indicator showed Northwest Indiana's economy contracted for the first time in a year in January and February, but it was due largely to the worst winter in decades.

May 02, 2014 5:00 am
Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

This winter is one of the coldest and snowiest in history, and small businesses across the region are suffering from its effects.

March 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Homewood purchases more road salt to last rest of winter season

HOMEWOOD | The Village Board gave its approval to purchase extra road salt and calcium chloride to ensure the Public Works Department has ample supplies to keep village streets clear of snow and ice during the winter months.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing in 'conservation mode' for road salt use

Officials in Lansing said Wednesday they are now in “conservation mode” when it comes to the use of road salt, saying they are trying to stretch their existing supply so it lasts for the remainder of winter.

February 05, 2014 2:15 pm
Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl.

January 29, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Ice fishing lures anglers to Wolf Lake

Ice fishing lures anglers to Wolf Lake

A little frigid weather can’t stop ice fishermen. Even as temps were dipping below zero on Monday, they were dipping their lines into Wolf Lake waiting for a nibble.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather

Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather

LAS VEGAS | Roger Goodell once had his beer freeze while watching a game in Chicago, so sitting outside at the Super Bowl shouldn't be too much of a burden for the NFL commissioner.

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Column: Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather

Column: Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather

Pedestrians make their way through the snow in the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to Philadelphia and southern New England and up to a foot in New York City, to be followed by bitter cold. An arctic ai…

January 21, 2014 5:29 pm
Snapshots of local life in arctic conditions

Snapshots of local life in arctic conditions

Lansing crews working 12-hour shifts to clear roads

January 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago closes schools for second day due to cold

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools have canceled classes for a second day as the city experiences sub-zero temperatures.

January 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO | A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.

December 21, 2013 2:00 pm

Relatively mild winter a blessing to municipalities

There is at least one group of people to whom this winter season’s relatively mild weather has been bad news — public works employees who are called upon to clear snow and de-ice the streets.

March 30, 2013 5:11 pm

INDOT prepping roads for possible winter weather tonight

The Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has dispatched crews to ensure roadways and bridges are safe for travel in anticipation of snowfall.

December 25, 2012 3:20 pm
For the love of skiing

For the love of skiing

Some of my best childhood memories happened on my little red-and-white skis, and I had decided probably before my kids could walk that it would be that way for them, too (whether they liked it or not).

January 09, 2012 12:00 pm
M&Ms, good gloves and patience cut slopeside tears

M&Ms, good gloves and patience cut slopeside tears

One of the worst things a parent can see on the ski slopes — short of an injury — is the swelling of a tear underneath the layers of facemask, goggles and helmet. The problem isn't only that the little drop of water could freeze: It could be the moment your child is turned off from skiing or…

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
Survival app aims to help drivers in winter storms

Survival app aims to help drivers in winter storms

When a powerful blizzard ripped through North Dakota last winter, hundreds of drivers were stranded as white-out conditions shuttered interstates spanning the state. Snow whipped up by wind marred the lines between pavement and grassy drop-offs, leaving some scared motorists unsure what to do.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois officials encourage making winter weather preparations

The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to begin winter weather preparations this week, which is Winter Storm Preparedness Week in Illinois.

November 14, 2011 12:00 am

Cities, CTA, hardware stores preparing for a tough winter

CHICAGO | After a stretch of cool weather, Chicagoans have been showing off their summer shoes for the past two weeks.

October 15, 2011 6:00 pm
50 ways to spend a snow day

50 ways to spend a snow day

Another day, another blizzard. Here are 50 ways to spend a snow day.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

LaPorte Co. remains under state of emergency

LaPorte County on Tuesday still operating under a state of emergency to keep drivers off the roads and help snow plows make a dent in clearing drifts up to 6 feet high.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am
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