Category: Chicago cold

The holidays at Millennium Park from ice skating to tree lighting

The holidays at Millennium Park from ice skating to tree lighting
 Ice skating at Millennium Park opens November 15, 2019 Ice Skating at Millennium Park opens for the season at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink on Friday, November 15.  Millennium Park will be the epicenter for a variety of holiday activities including home to the official City Christmas Tree, ice skating, music, exhibitions, an art market and other free... Read more »

AAA offers timely tips for winter driving

AAA offers timely tips for winter driving
Are you ready for winter? With snow arriving early this year–already our second significant snowfall of the season (and it’s only November 11)–AAA has put together some timely reminders to deal with and get a jump on the weather. Just like the Boy Scouts motto, it is important to “Be Prepared.” Do you know how... Read more »

List of Chicago museums and theaters closed Wednesday due to extreme cold

List of Chicago museums and theaters closed Wednesday due to extreme cold
With the City of Chicago facing record breaking low temperatures starting tonight, there are many closings, in addition to all CPS schools, for Wednesday, January 30, 2019. With the kids out of school, you may be thinking of taking them to a museum or show but check first as a lot are closing for the... Read more »
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Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban and other cold weather information

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban and other cold weather information
Tomorrow is December 1st. Do you remember what that means? It means Chicago’s annual Winter (snow or no snow) Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect at 3 a.m. Even though, as of yet, Chicago hasn’t even experienced a flurry–no matter–if your car is parked in any of the restricted areas you will be stuck with... Read more »

50+ inches of snow predicted for Chicago: Ten fun in town escapes to help survive the winter of 2017

50+ inches of snow predicted for Chicago: Ten fun in town escapes to help survive the winter of 2017
Are you ready Chicago? Wind chills, arctic air, polar vortex, below zero temperatures and 50 plus inches of snow is what lies ahead for Chicago this winter, if you believe the Farmers’ Almanac. The Almanac has been predicting weather for over 225 years using what they call a top-secret formula, involving a complicated mathematical system... Read more »

Chicago Tough: Are You Tough Enough for a Chicago Winter?

Chicago Tough: Are You Tough Enough for a Chicago Winter?
Love it or hate it…Chicago can get cold in the winter.  Chicago’s winter of 2014 was the coldest in 110 years. The winter of 2015 has been a little warmer but we are still breaking records. Yesterday we broke two records. One for the lowest low at 8 below zero and the other for the... Read more »
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