Wednesday marks the coldest day in Chicago history. From the crackling Lakefront to the city’s El stops, scroll through for a look at how locals took on the record breaking wind chills.
Irina Kilpin and daughter Sophia snuggle up against the blistering cold on a Chicago beach.
Locals bundled up and pushed past the slicing wind chill along the Chicago River while downtown.
Snowy foot prints along Lake Michigan, and one lone runner.
Post office delivery trucks sit in the parking lot of an Irving Park and Southport station. The U.S. Postal service suspended routes across Chicagoland, Central Illinois and parts of nine other states because of the biting cold.
Woody Larson is one of Chicago’s many homeless people seeking shelter from the cold. Woodson used the Irving Park and Southport post office as a warming center. Dial 3-1-1 to find your nearest warming center.
This Chicagoan is ready to tackle his native #Chiberia.
Manuel Martinez photographs newsmakers and culture for WBEZ. Follow him as he braves the cold @DenverManuel on Twitter. WBEZ producer Gabrielle Wright Collins edited this photo essay for web.