At least 10 are dead from the lethal cold, and the nine big things that happened in January.
DISPATCHES FROM HELL
Good gymnastics, bad sexts and a whole bunch of no-good, very bad world events. Here are the nine big things that happened in January 2019, all in one big post.
LIVING IN THE PAST, LITERALLY
What started as a film shoot evolved into a mammoth project which saw the cast eating, working and sleeping on a period set — for years. Is its creator a genius or a monster?
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER
The Constitution guarantees poor defendants a lawyer. It doesn't say the lawyer will have enough time to actually work their cases.
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BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
FROZEN MOMENTS IN TIME
Extreme cold has descended over the Midwest and Upper Plains region as its residents brace for potentially life-threatening and frigid temperatures.
BUNDLED SERVICE JOURNALISM
เล่น happylukeHow Do You Cover A Story About How Dangerous It Is To Be Outside When It's Too Dangerous To Be Outside?
"Viewers are smart," said Jennifer Lyons, news director at WGN-TV in Chicago. "They actually get angry if our reporters are outside telling people how dangerous it is to be outside."
LOOKING AT YOU, @REALDONALDTRUMP
Show this map to anyone who thinks the polar vortex somehow disproves climate change.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
NOPE, NO THANKS
?How long does it take water to freeze solid on a pane of glass in -40° F windchill?
IN THE NEWS
AND NOW THERE ARE FROST QUAKES
Chicago hasn't been alone in experiencing wild weather as a breakdown in the polar vortex brought the coldest air in a generation to several parts of the US and created dangerous and, at times, deadly conditions.
BRB, DELETING LYFT
The city will require ride-hailing services to pay a minimum of $17 per hour.
'ENJOY THE READING!'
A Twitter handle came online to brag about hacking some of the evidence in the case, prosecutors said.
FACE THESE ISSUES HEAD-ON
If a local tech industry critic has his way, San Francisco could become the first us city to ban its agencies from using facial recognition technology.
It's free to enter, but it should be hard to enter your house. That's why we're giving away a smart doorbell (with an HD camera and nightlight) and cash to spend on security stuff.