Monday, March 4, 2013
Snowfall of up to 10 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Updated 1:44 p.m. Schools across the Palos area have closed ahead of what could be the year's largest snowfall. District 117, 118, 128, as well as Stagg High School, have announced closings for Tuesday, according to emergencyclosingcenter.com. Shepard High School dismissed students at 1 p.m. and will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Mother McAuley, Brother Rice and St. Ignatius will be closed on Tuesday March 5, according to school officials. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect through midnight Tuesday. Light snow is expected tonight and will become heavier Tuesday morning and throughout the day. Daytime accumulation could be 3-5 inches. We can expect as much as seven to ten inches total through …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Get ready for "thunder snow."
The National Weather Service has issued a winter-weather advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. A “potent” winter storm will move across much of much of the Chicago metro area, then finally across eastern Illinois and northwest Indiana after midnight. Heavy snow is predicted along Interstate 80 occurring during the evening and early morning hours, possibly including “thunder snow.” Only a few inches of accumulation is expected south of I80, including northwest Indiana. Visibility may decrease to one-quarter mile of less during the heaviest snow. WGN’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling has dubbed the fast-moving Canadian system a “Saskatchewan screamer” and says snow accumulation in some areas of the Chicago region the …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Today's warm temps stand in contrast to the piles of snow we were faced with last year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Lambert
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
What a difference a year makes. It was one year ago today that the Chicago area was blanketed in almost two feet of snow. Cars were snowed in, streets were impassable and kids looking to build snowmen had to wade through the waste-deep white stuff. Today, not a speck of snow or ice is on the ground. The unseasonably warm temperatures makes a major snowfall a distant thought. What better way to celebrate this warm weather than a look back a what last Feb. 1 had to offer. Re-live our coverage of last year's snowfall:
Friday, January 20, 2012
A list of weather related closings in the Palos area.
If you know of any other cancellations post them in the comment section or on our Facebook page. Let us know how the roads conditions are as well.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Sun Rises Again in Oak Lawn for Palestinian Teen Everybody's Doing It: Your Facebook Feedback on Chris Medina, Exclusive Video, and Patch Beginnings Extra Points: Richards Wins Bragging Rights ... and So Much More Warmer Temps Could Melt Snow, Bring Localized Flooding Snow Shark! Mokena Resident Makes the Best Out of the Blizzard
Monday, February 7, 2011
Your daily video look at the top stories of the day.
Oak Forest Man Dies from Cold Exposure St. Louis de Montfort Students Go on Sentimental Journey VIDEO: Providence Catholic Athletes Sign to Play in College L-Way Co-op Beats Sandburg/Stagg for Regional Gymnastics Title VIDEO: H-F's Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night
Friday, February 4, 2011
Your daily video recap of today's top stories
Oak Lawn Students Get Physical REO Speedwagon Confirmed for 2011 Concert Series Recruiting Trail: Seven is Lucky Number at Andrew Fine at 109: Homewood Resident's Mother Celebrates Her 109th Birthday Tenants Returned to Building Where Roof Blew Off During Storm
Council members expressed much gratitude toward public works for cleanup efforts following the blizzard.
Snow Removal: Mayor Gerald Bennett said at the Feb. 3 City Council meeting that he believed public works did an excellent job of snow removal during Tuesday's blizzard. He said the city delivered a reverse 911 call to residents urging them to stay indoors and off of the streets, and also informing that trash pickup would be delayed on Wednesday. “I want to thank our residents for complying with that call and helping to make cleanup easier,” Bennett said. The mayor also said that public works had a vehicle making the rounds in order to clear the plow wall from the driveways of residents who had to leave their homes for emergency reasons. A number of council members said they received few phone calls from residents, and those they did …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A look at the blizzard aftermath in photos.
The photo gallery below is the result of our reader submissions. Add your own photos from this week's blizzard. Viewfinder is our weekly photo gallery that runs every Thursday.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check out our new daily video recap highlighting the biggest local stories of the day.
The Lane Bryant Killings: Victim's Family Keeps Memory Alive by Helping Others (VIDEO) Mokena Man Tasered After Assaulting Officer, Police Say Police: Oak Forest Woman Grabbed Rent Checks From Her Neighbors and Went on a Christmas Shopping Spree D135: Illinois Central Bus Co. Footing $82,000 Repair Bill for Crash at OJH Find Your Local Blizzard Coverage: Palos, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Chicago Heights and Homewood-Flossmoor