July 28, 2015; 12:25 PM ET
The Chicago area will have pleasant weather conditions heading into the weekend. more >
Warm with partial sunshine; a shower or thunderstorm late this afternoon
Partly cloudy, warm and humid
Rises at 5:40 AM with 14:32 of sunlight, then sets at 8:12 PM
Rises at 5:43 PM with 10:06 of moolight, then sets at 3:49 AM
Dec 5, 2012; 5:00 AM ET Now that it's cold enough to hit the slopes, you may want to look more closely at what materials your winter sports gear is made of. As it turns out, not all waterproofing is created equal.