August 1, 2014; 4:57 AM ET
Clouds and the chance for thunderstorms will continue to linger in the Chicago area into the weekend. more >
Some sun with a couple of thunderstorms possible in the afternoon
Periods of rain
Rises at 5:50 AM with 14:16 of sunlight, then sets at 8:06 PM
Rises at 4:22 PM with 9:58 of moolight, then sets at 2:20 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.