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Englewood First Responders Group Reaches Out To Community’s Homeless Population Amid Extreme Cold

CHICAGO (CBS) — Amid the dangerous cold and subzero wind chills Tuesday night, it was especially important for the group Englewood First Responders to reach out to the community’s homeless. CBS 2’s Jermont Terry joined the group on its mission Tuesday night. “Tonight, we’re going to any place we see homeless people – really, less fortunate people that need coffee, tea, soup,” said Charles McKenzie of Englewood First Responders. McKenzie stopped to talk to one man who lives in a trailer in the area. McKenzie knows the man, who was grateful for the help. However, McKenzie said: “Some people just don’t want to leave,...
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Many Chicago Area Schools To Close Or Go Remote Wednesday Due To Extreme Cold

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — Many suburban public schools, as well as private and parochial schools across the Chicago area, will close or go remote Wednesday due to dangerously cold weather. Joliet Township High School District 204 schools announced they will be going remote. The district – which is composed of Joliet Central and Joliet West high schools – will hold an Emergency E-Learning Day for students and staff on Wednesday. Students may complete assignments online, and staff may work from home. Under the plan, teachers will post attendance procedures and class assignments for students to access by 9 a. m. Meanwhile, elementary schools...

5 Dead, 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – At least five people were killed and 17 were injured in shootings across the city over the weekend. At least three of the victims are under the age of 18. The first homicide of the weekend happened around 9 p.m. Friday night in the Auburn Gresham area. Police said a 19-year-old man was standing outside the 9000 block of South Normal when he heard shots fired and felt pain. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the legs and upper body and was transported to Christ Hospital where he later died. A 33-year-old man was shot while driving in Brighton...

Naming snow plows and Chicago’s obsession with Al Capone

What do these two topics have in common? Well, in this case, when John Landecker’s guest, Tribune reporter Kori Rumore joins the show for a segment that was supposed to be about Al Capone, what happened was much more than that. Take a listen and find out!

What is the temperature of absolute zero, and also the highest temperature possible?

What is the temperature of absolute zero, and also the highest temperature possible?. The temperature of absolute zero is 459.67 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature possible. It is the temperature at which no molecular motion exists and it represents the total absence of heat energy. It is a physical limit in the sense that no lower temperature is possible. Although the range of temperatures is bounded on the cold side, there is no corresponding limit on the high end. There is no absolute highest temperature. The universe’s highest temperatures are found in the interiors of stars. Our own sun has a core temperature of 27 million degrees, but much higher temperatures probably exist in the interiors of larger stars.

Felicity Barr, 16, Last Seen In Aurora, Has Been Found

CHICAGO (CBS) — Aurora police confirm a missing teenage girl who ran away from her family Sunday has been located. Authorities said Felicity Barr was found early Monday morning in Aurora’s downtown. Felicity is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has dyed red hair. She was last seen wearing a long sleeved shirt with “Pink” on the back and black Chicago Bulls jogging pants. Felicity was wearing a pink sweatshirt with the word "PINK" across the back and black Chicago Bulls sweatpants. Felicity currently has her hair dyed red. Felicity has hitchhiked in the past so she may have left the area. If you see Felicity, please call 9-1-1. — Aurora Police Department (@AuroraPoliceIL) January 24, 2022

City Urges People To Call 311 And Get To Warming Centers If Necessary As Dangerous Cold Settles On Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — With dangerous cold descending on the Chicago area involving subzero air temperatures and wind chills as low as -30, the city will be doing wellbeing checks urges people to get to a warming center if necessary. First off, if you’re looking for a warm place to go right now, even if it’s after hours, the city encourages you to call 311 so it can connect you with warming centers closest to where you are. We know that finding a warm place to stay can be struggle for many when conditions are as bad as this. For some people, cold...

Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect, Wind Chills Dropping Well Below Zero

By Albert Ramon and Mary Kay Kleist CHICAGO (CBS) — As the center of the Arctic air mass drifted overhead Tuesday night, temperatures were dropping below zero in all areas, including the city. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that began Tuesday night. (Credit: CBS) The wind chill advisory is in effect for all of northern Illinois and most of northern Indiana through noon Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -6° in the city and -15° in the far west suburbs, with wind chills down to between -20° and -35°. Winds that cold can cause frostbite on exposed skin...

Plan a Family Road Trip to Downtown Chicago, Illinois!

Our family took a weekend getaway to Chicago and we are sharing our tips and what we learned! It was so much fun for our kiddos to experience a big city just a couple of hours drive from the Fox Cities. Located in Illinois, the Windy City is the 3rd largest city in the United States! Known as “The Loop,” Chicago’s downtown is the home to 60 museums and more than 7,300 restaurants and plenty to do! If you like a classic paper Visitor Guide to page through for ideas, you can request a free copy with an online form.
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Chicago girl, 8, dies after being struck by stray bullet

CHICAGO (AP) - Police say an 8-year-old girl who died after being shot in the head by a gunman targeting someone else on Chicago’s Southwest Side has been identified. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the girl Sunday as Melissa Ortega. Family members organizing an online effort to pay for funeral services say the girl and her mother moved to Chicago from Mexico last year.

Wavicle Data Solutions Achieves Key Maturity and Expansion Milestones in 2021, Noting 2,400% Five-Year Growth

Chicago data analytics firm enters 2022 with strategic client growth, expansion, and industry recognition momentum. Chicago-based Wavicle Data Solutions, a leading data analytics firm offering cloud migration services and data management consulting, announces a strong finish to 2021 with impressive gains in new clients, employee growth, and industry recognition including almost 2,400% growth over the last five years. Despite the challenges that remain from the pandemic, Wavicle emerged with a strong performance, hitting a variety of milestones that include: