Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Illinois Crime Commission is proposing all first responders be given heroin overdose kits.
As fears over heroin use have diminished in recent years, the drug has become more potent, cheaper and no longer requires the user to inject it with a needle, according to the Chicago Tribune. Access has also become easy for those living in the suburbs and has claimed many teenage lives. Heroin is readily available along a corridor know as "Heroin Highway" — at Interstates 290 and 88. Chicago gang members work with the Mexican cartels to get the drug, according to the Tribune. To address this health concern, the Illinois Crime Commission proposed arming all first responders with heroin overdose rescue kits, which would contain a dose of Naloxone—an opiate overdose reversal drug—and a syringe, according to the Daily Herald. They promoted…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Highs are expected to reach 96 degrees July 16, with a heat index of around 100 degrees.
Monday, July 16, 2012
More extreme heat is on the way this week. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast high for today, July 16, is 96 degrees, with a heat index of around 100 degrees. The forecast high for Tuesday is 98 degrees, with a heat index of 100 to 106 degrees. AIRNow says today's air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. "Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors," according to AIRNow. How do you plan to stay cool in the heat?
Friday, June 29, 2012
Readers from the northwest suburbs of Chicago submitted photos of the interesting-looking clouds that rolled in during storms Friday.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Find out which communities in the Chicago suburbs are still planning fireworks displays in the coming days.
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year. That means you will have the chance to enjoy the festivities the weekend before, the weekend after and, of course, on July 4. Due to dry conditions, some area communities have decided to cancel or re-schedule their fireworks' shows. We've got a list below of fireworks displays that have been cancelled as well as shows that are still scheduled in the Chicago suburbs. You can also click through our map above to locate the different fireworks displays. Did we miss one? Or do you know of another area cancellation? Let the community know in the comments' section. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED July 3 — Cary fireworks have been cancelled. The fireworks show had been …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tell us by commenting below: How long is your commute? Why do you think Lake in the Hills residents, as well as other McHenry County communities, face some of the worst commute times in the nation?
Does it take you more than 30 minutes to get to your job each day? You are not alone. Around 65 percent of Lake in the Hills residents spend more than 30 minutes commuting to work, with 43 percent of those commuters spending more than 45 minutes traveling to their jobs, according to statistics published in the Business Journals from an On Numbers study. The On Numbers study contained statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau 2009 American Community Survey. Lake in the Hills ranked among the worst for commute times for communities with a population between 10,000 and 50,000. The village ranked 2,980 among the 3,012 communities across the nation surveyed and third to last among Illinois communities. The community with the best commute …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Fourth of July weekend is almost here. See which area municipalities have fireworks displays and festivities worth checking out.
The Fourth of July weekend is offically here. For those staying in the area this weekend, there are plenty of choices when it comes to area fireworks displays. Below we’ve provided you with a guide for local Fourth of July festivities and fireworks. Let us know if we’ve missed one of your favorite displays by posting in the comments section below. Also, feel free to share with us which town, village or city in the Chicago suburbs do you think puts on the best fireworks display. Cary Summer Celebration – Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road. Fireworks start at dusk Friday. Cary Park District is holding the town’s fireworks display on Friday, July 1. Admission to the fireworks and a performance by Final Say are free. The music begins at 7 p.m. …