July 29, 2015; 10:45 AM ET
The Chicago area will have pleasant weather conditions heading into the weekend. more >
Warm; variable cloudiness this morning, then mostly sunny and less humid this afternoon
Mainly clear and cooler
Rises at 5:44 AM with 14:29 of sunlight, then sets at 8:13 PM
Rises at 6:39 PM with 10:15 of moolight, then sets at 4:54 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.