Monday night's freezing rain produced a layer of ice on any surface that was below freezing.Kelly Bauer/Block Club Chicago

Ice Trees Are Everywhere As Freezing Rain Covers Chicago In A Slick Blanket

The rain produced a layer of ice on everything from our street signs to our trees, but don't get distracted by the beauty. Experts say the ice can be dangerous.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.