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Two dead following night of tornadoes in Illinois
Apr. 10, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed a second person is now dead after tornadoes swept through Illinois Thursday night.
Zombie barge sinking in storm at Navy Pier
Oct. 31, 2014
Footage of the Halloween zombie barge sinking at Navy Pier during a storm on Oct. 31. It's wild out there! But the Fire Department was on scene and at last check no injuries were reported.
Gone Fishing: Harsh winter brings lake temps down, but not for long
Aug. 22, 2014
Last winter brought Lake Michigan temperatures down, causing cold-water fish to swim up near the surface. But experts say it won’t become the new norm.
Flooding basements could make the Great Lakes healthier
Aug. 12, 2014
Basement flooding from storms may be leveraged to help the Great Lakes in Milwaukee. Will other cities try it?
Do our icy winters and sweltering summers make us the toughest?
Mar. 5, 2014
WBEZ takes a look at the data on weather extremes for Chicago and our nation’s other big cities.
The state of marriage
Feb. 21, 2014
We take a look at the state of the institution of marriage and how divorce could be helping the economy. Plus, the music of Foul Tip.
Just how bad is this Chicago winter?
Feb. 5, 2014
This winter has felt like one for the ages, but is it really one of Chicago’s worst?
Chicago warming centers and their limits
Jan. 6, 2014
The polar vortex prompted a former Chicagoan to ask about the warmth and well-being of others. The city offers safety from sub-zero temperatures, but not necessarily comfort.
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