March 17, 2014; 11:01 AM ET
Despite recent cold air, a warmup is in store for Chicago right in time for the first official day of spring. more >
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Rises at 6:56 AM with 12:11 of sunlight, then sets at 7:07 PM
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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.