July 1, 2015; 7:59 AM ET
The Chicago area will experience a drop in temperatures into late week before a mostly sunny Independence Day unfolds. more >
Heavy showers in the morning followed by a couple of showers and a thunderstorm in the afternoon
Clear to partly cloudy
Rises at 5:36 AM with 14:43 of sunlight, then sets at 8:19 PM
Rises at 12:56 PM with 11:13 of moolight, then sets at 12:09 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.