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‘L’ freezes over

The Fullerton Red Line platform during rush hour on Jan. 30. Temperatures reaching -23 degrees left public transit services empty of passengers.
Record-breaking cold brings city to its knees; students begrudgingly stand back up for Monday classes
February 4, 2019

While the polar vortex closed the doors to classes in the middle of the week, students found ways to keep themselves busy and warm as the city shut down because of the record-breaking cold. With little...

The danger of Chiberia’s polar vortex

Snow coats Navy Pier in Chicago on Jan. 8. Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures into the single digits around the United States, with wind chills even lower. (Nam Y. Huh | AP)
January 9, 2015

Fifty degree-days in December, bike riding in winter and bone-chilling temperatures brought in with the new year. Some might write this off as the usual unpredictable weather that often greets Chicago’s...

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