CHICAGO (AP) — The bitter cold is shattering records in Illinois,
including one in Chicago that's 120 years old.
The National Weather Service is Romeoville says the temperature sank to 16
degrees below zero on Monday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International
Airport. The wind chill made it feel far colder and the temperature was
continuing to fall.
The new record is two degrees lower than has ever been on Jan. 6. That
record was reached just two times when it fell to 14 below zero in Chicago
on Jan. 6 in 1894 and again in 1988.
The agency's records in Chicago date back to 1870.