Take part in the fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.
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Wednesday, January 16
Calling all fearless weather warriors! Registration is now open for the 13th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago. The Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the largest fundraising events for Special Olympics Chicago, will take place Sunday, March 3 on Chicago’s icy lakefront at North Avenue Beach from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year, Special Olympics Chicago is aiming to make a “big splash” by surpassing all previous fundraising records for the Chicago Polar Plunge, and reaching the $1 million mark. Known for its festive costumes and courageous participants, last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 participants, and raised more than $650,000. Whether plungers want to go waist high or take the full plunge, the Chicago …
Northern Illinois' weather will be affected by Hurricane Sandy as it hits the East Coast, keeping the cold Canadian air from leaving the Midwest, says the National Weather Service
Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam into the East Coast late Monday or early Tuesday, and the storm could batter a region that's home to 50 million people with 4-to-11-foot waves, 75-mph winds, a foot of rain and even snow in some states. Northern Illinois will be affected, too, says the National Weather Service as it tracks the path of Hurricane Sandy. The cooler air over the Chicago area, courtesy of a large Canadian high pressure system, will likely stay through the middle of next week, its escape blocked by Sandy. Track the Path of Hurricane Sandy via the National Hurricane Center. "As Sandy moves north to our latitude and slows, it will halt the west-to-east progress of high and low pressures across the Midwest and western Great …