Fair
34°FFairFull Forecast

Snow ends as Illinois faces plunging temperatures

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 6:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Single-digit temperatures are hitting Illinois after the state was blanketed in snow.

Meanwhile, residents are bracing for a deep freeze.

After a first round of snow hit New Year's Eve and continued the following day, more snow fell Thursday, burying some areas in more than a foot of snow.

Nearly 17 inches of snow fell in some of Chicago's northern suburbs, and more than 12 inches of snow was recorded at Midway International Airport.

In central Illinois there were between 3 and 5 inches of snow. One person died in a traffic accident on Interstate 72 in Macon County and another man died in southern Illinois after having a heart attack while clearing snow.

Highs early next week likely won't reach zero and wind chills could sink to 45 below.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion