Good morning, Chicago.
Chicagoans once again find themselves up against Mother Nature’s wintry embrace, be that as it may fighting the crowds at the grocery store to stock up before the Christmas holiday weekend or before the freezing elements help neighbors clear driveways.
Despite the harsh weather, Residents of Chicago faced a winter storm head on.
According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, the area can expect gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph today, bringing blowing and blowing snow. Temperatures are forecast to reach 3 degrees on Friday, with wind chills expected to feel 30 to 40 degrees below zero. Get the latest weather updates.
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The US Census Bureau reported Thursday that Illinois decreased by approximately 104,000 inhabitants from 2021 to 2022, the reduction was surpassed only by New York and California. Estimates show that Illinois is an outlier in the Midwest, as all surrounding states have reported modest population growth.
While some were quick to pounce on the numbers as a sign of the state’s decline, the office of Governor J. B. Pritzkera spoke with caution.
Purdue Northwestern University Chancellor Thomas Keon was formal reprimand by the university’s board of trustees after he made racist remarks at a graduation ceremony nearly two weeks ago.
The announcement, made Thursday, emphasized that Keon acknowledged his mistake, and trustees believe the remark does not reflect a pattern of behavior. However, “the board made it clear to him that a repeat incident of this nature would warrant further action by the board, including possible dismissal,” a Purdue University West Lafayette spokesperson said.
It’s cold there, and then it’s cold on Soldier Field at the end of December. Bearish weatherthey call it.
For those unfamiliar with the phrase, many — including famed coach Mike Ditka — believe the winter conditions put the Bears’ opponents at a disadvantage. But the Bears went only 6-4 in the The 10 Coldest Games at Soldier Field since they moved there in 1971. And Saturday’s game against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills could crack that cold list.
Goose Island Beer Co. was nothing short of revolutionary when it opened in 1988 on an industrial strip of Claiborne Avenue about 2 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
But next year, the beer pub will leave its previous location to move there new home at The Salt Shed, a high-profile $50 million music venue. The move is meant to bring Goose Island back to the center of the action.
One of the most historic restaurants in town has become a favorite for more than just its food.
“The Nut Room is the most famous their holiday tradition” says chef Brad Saylor as a 45-foot-tall Christmas tree rises in the middle of his dining room. “We just celebrated our 115th anniversary, so we’re coming back as one of the oldest restaurants in Chicago. I call myself a traditionalist.”
“I do not condone vandalism, theft, violence, or slandering your neighbors; with the most egregious actions against festive inflatable boats, the intention was probably a mean prank,” writes Christopher Borrelli. “But I think I sided with House Beautiful magazine, which called popularity inflatable Christmas decorations there is no less than an “epidemic” on lawns. »
“In the afternoon, holiday inflatables in many parts of Chicago lay limp on the dead grass, like colorful debris that flew in while you were at work. At night, they sway and shake and command your attention with every gentle breeze, turning even the tastiest cul-de-sac into a car dealership.”