Weather Archive

Pride and Piquedness

I rarely engage with other Chicagoans in the city's seemingly official pasttime of grousing about winter weather. But when it's 90 in the shade, my plaintive side takes a more public turn. No matter how cold the spring, we always face Divine retribution come late June. This city bakes from Gay Pride through the Taste of Chicago. Why? I think it's in the Bible. Read More

Vince Vaughn Closes Access to Loop in 8-Degree Weather

Just how far is the City of Chicago willing to sell itself out to movie filming? A closed street here and there to accommodate a movie shoot is one thing. Allowing a studio to close almost every single bridge between the Loop and the Near North Side on a Friday evening is something else entirely. Thanks, Mayor Daley--and Vince Vaughn, too. Read More

Whither the Weather Drama King

Popular local blog Chicagoist has decided to assess local meteorologists by comparing forecasts with the weather that actually comes to pass. I wonder how that's going to work out for Tom Skilling, Chicago's co-most popular (along with Jerry Taft)--but always overly dramatic--weatherman. Read More

Fear of Falling

Walking out my front door and into the remains of a bank robbery this evening brought to mind the absurdity of life. Never knowing where it'll take you, it's always best to be prepared for any eventuality. Like hearing the tornado sirens go off. Or wondering what happened to your parachute. Or finally finding out you're a talented writer, for that matter. Read More