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National Weather Service officials issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday warning of slight ice accumulations and wind up to 35 mph.
The conditions were expected in portions of Lake, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, as well as northern Cook counties, officials said. Evening commuters could face slippery conditions.
The school community of the 13-year-old boy killed in the Sunday night shooting on I-57 mourned his death as classes resumed. Read more here.
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With four workout days remaining until Cactus League games start, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox were busy preparing for what most believe will be the most interesting exhibition season in years. Read more here.
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States in the northern plains are largely shutting down ahead of a massive winter storm that could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, accompanied by strong winds and dangerously cold temperatures. Read more here.
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