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Man takes refuge in doughnut shop during cold snap

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 10:00 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Downtown Chicago looks like a city of chubby bank robbers on the coldest day in years.

Many people are dressed in jackets covering sweatshirts, and wearing masks revealing only their eyes. They trudged to work Monday as temperatures plummeted to at least 12 degrees below zero and braving a wind chill that makes it feel more like 44 below zero.

In one doughnut shop, 51-year-old Jeffery Davis says he stopped counting at three the number of jackets he had on over a sweatshirt and T-shirt. He says a struggling heater at home prompted him to pile on jackets, two pairs of pants and two hats and come to the downtown doughnut shop. That's where he waited to get warm for three hours until the nearby library where he works opened.

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