Chicago's bitter cold is on its way out for now, but the more than 20 inches of snow left over from the blizzard will take a bit longer to disappear. Samuel Shea is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Tickets for Sunday’s Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers Playoff game sold out in less than a minute today, but Bears communications director Scott Hagel said there’s still hope for fans who want to see the game. “There is a gameface contest,” he said.
Home prices in Chicago are up a bit. According to the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller index, July's prices were up one percentage point over June. Geoffrey Hewings is an economics professor at the University of Illinois.
Record high flood waters along the Wisconsin River are threatening to breach a levee in the city of Portage, Wisc. Ken Jahn is the Mayor of Portage. He says state agencies have encouraged nearby residents to evacuate the area.
Recent thunderstorms have left parts of a levee along the Wisconsin River stressed. The 14-mile stretch of levee that's in danger of breaching is in Columbia County, north of Madison Wisconsin. Greg Matthews is a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Four Chicago community groups will not be getting the federal Promise Neighborhood grants they'd hoped for. The Obama administration initiative is designed to replicate the educational work of the Harlem Children's Zone. U.S.
Homeowners aren't the only ones hit hard by foreclosures.Home BUILDERS are also feeling the pinch. The National Association of Homebuilders' latest index shows no signs of growth in builder confidence. Market analyst Thomas Fitzgibbon says improvement will take time.