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In Chicago, climate change makes it harder to effectively protect the lakefront

The first major storm this year pounded the lakefront.

Early November snow freezes commutes, delays trains, cancels more than 800 flights

Snow this early on makes getting around the city a bit more difficult.

Chicago had a rare first snowfall in October and the snowiest Halloween in history

The end of October saw low temps, record snow, and high winds.

Protecting the lakefront from high water and erosion could cost billions

Chicagoans can expect a nasty winter ahead when it comes to waves and flooding.

City installs barriers to protect roads, beaches, and paths from rising water levels

Lake Michigan’s high water is taking a heavy toll on beaches, trails, and other waterfront infrastructure.

Prepare for severe storms to bring heavy rain and high winds

Plus, eerie shelf clouds downstate

Heavy rain and thunderstorms threaten flash flooding, increased chance of tornados

The weather will rise already record high lake and river levels

After extreme weather, Chicago temps will cool off to low 60s

Monday’s weather is the coolest the city has been in 10 days

As heat wave grips Chicago with temps near 100 degrees, ‘all hands on deck’ Lightfoot says

Scorching heat and thunderstorms through the weekend

Before the heat wave: Chicago sees flooding, pea-sized hail, and thunderstorms

As if high temps weren’t enough

This stream has:

What you need to know about the Chicago heat wave

Stay cool!

Dangerous triple-digit heat expected this week

The heat and humidity could make it feel like 105 degrees

High winds bring dangerous waves to beaches as hotter weather arrives

Beach goers should stay out of the water during the hazard warning, the weather services advises.

June was chilly, but didn’t set a new record

The average temperature was 67.8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

12 photos from Sunday’s weather-shortened Pride Parade

A sudden downpour did little to derail the festivities—at least until officials cut things short.

Blame a record-breaking rainy spring for a cold start to summer

60 degrees in June? No thanks.

Rain clears in Chicago but flooding is still a risk

Another round of thunderstorms and rain will arrive before the weekend dries out.

Chicago’s weather record for late snow is in May, will it be broken?

The last time Chicago saw this much snow was 30 years ago.

High winds, cold storm trigger tornado watch

Learn the signs of a tornado and seek shelter immediately.

Ice storm, freezing rain turn Chicago into frozen sculpture

Monday’s storm left trees, street signs, and bikes covered in ice

Chicago forecast: Warm, cloudy weekend with rain and fog

Subzero temperatures end for now

Chicago set new cold weather records

Rockford and Illinois broke all-time record temps

Extreme cold continues to slow Metra, cancel hundreds of flights, close schools

City workers are buzzing to make sure residents are safe

Chicago handles extreme cold like no other city

A coordinated effort of at least 11 agencies

Illinois in ‘state disaster’ mode as life-threatening windchill arrives

What you need to know about the dangerous Arctic air

Chicago forecast: Record-breaking cold, brutal subzero windchill arrives

Early Thursday will bring the lowest subzero temperatures

Chicago weather: Where to stay warm and how to help in extreme cold

Donate single-ride CTA passes, park fieldhouses are open

Arctic front arrives, watch for coldest temperatures in years

Windchill temperatures will reach -20 to -30

Winter storm watch begins Friday, forecasts say 4 to 8 inches of snow

Snowfall will begin Friday afternoon

Relive snow-swept 1920’s Chicago in these 10 photos

Will the city ever see this much snow again?

14 photos that capture Chicago’s first big snow

One of the worst winter storms came early this year

After light morning snow, cold temperatures arrive early

The first snowfall was brief, expect cold winds tonight