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Tom Skilling

Tom Skilling
Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column...
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Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN-TV in August 2008. Since 1997, Skilling has masterminded the weather page in the Chicago Tribune. In the city of Chicago and beyond, he has become the superman of meteorology: when in doubt, it is Tom that the city turns to when figuring out the mysteries of nature. WGN-TV received the 2005 Environmental Reporting Award from the Audubon Society, an accomplishment that is due to Tom's performance.

Tom's passion for weather, his graphics-packed presentations and tireless attempts to explain the weather, led to a daily column and his own weather page in the Chicago Tribune and a weekly series on WGN News, "Ask Tom". Tom is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the National Weather Association, and Sigma Chi. He serves on the AMS nominating committee and holds the AMS's Television Seal of Approval. In January 1995, Tom received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
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Top Tom Skilling Articles

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  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago
    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • Driving Santa: Extreme Nerves at 2 MPH

     
    As an automotive journalist, I've piloted 500-horsepower supercars at high speeds. I've driven on some of the best tracks in the country, with professionals offering me tips. Exotic cars with price tags hovering near the balance of my mortgage have......
  • Over the hump

     
    This table says that statistically, historically, the so-far toothless winter 2012-2013 is on the wane. Sunday, the average daily temperature at O’Hare International Airport bottoms out at 23 degrees. Monday it ticks up to 24 degrees and begins a...
  • Stuff Chicagoans like

     
    By Jessica Reynolds With all the recent news about Chicago’s shortcomings, let’s remind ourselves of what we love about this city. My list so far: -The lakefront -Portillo’s -The Sears Tower -Free concerts in Millennium Park -Strolling...
  • Brian Wilkes

    Brian Wilkes
    Brian Wilkes is the chief meteorologist for WXIN FOX 59 a position he has held since July 1995. In addition to his on-air duties, Brian also provides "Drive-Time Weather Forecasts" for WIBC since 2006. Brian is a graduate of Columbia College with a...
  • Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long

    Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long
  • Streak of days without inch of snow finally over

    Streak of days without inch of snow finally over
    More than an inch of snow fell on Chicago today, ending a streak that began 335 days ago. At 9:30 a.m., 1.1 inches of snow was recorded at O'Hare International Airport since midnight. That's the first day an inch or more of snow has fallen there since...
  • Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too

    Snow, high winds, messy commute -- but maybe a white Christmas too
    A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued. But on the bright side...
  • Monday, December 17, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Pete McMurray in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell knows exactly how the media should cover a mass shooting.  He’ll reveal the details.   12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 1:05 p.m....
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Pete McMurray in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 7:40 a.m.  Cubs legend Kerry Wood joins Pete McMurray in studio to talk about his coat drive. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell finds out how a lawyer won 5.8...
  • December's off to a warm start

    December's off to a warm start
    The month of December is off to a record-breaking, unlikely start, with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s, and there's an added bonus  -- no snow in sight for the week. Today's forecast includes those unseasonably warm temperatures with a chance of...
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Unemployment and Layoffs

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Top Unemployment and Layoffs Articles

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  • Unemployment rate rises slightly throughout tri-city region

    The unemployment rate for the greater Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region rose across the board in December, despite staying stable statewide, according to data released Friday. The jobless rates for the three major cities in the area – Glendale,...
  • Glendale issues layoff notices

    As the city issues another round of layoff notices, more than two dozen employees could be cut in coming months, with Glendale Water & Power seeing the highest impact as officials attempt to pull the utility out of the red. In addition to issuing the...
  • Ron Kaye: Empty desks, a new way of life

    The email from Moody's credit rating service that popped up on my computer screen boggled my mind: Glendale was among 40 California cities that were downgraded or are facing downgrades, but Los Angeles and San Francisco could get upgrades. I'm an old...
  • Glendale Water & Power layoffs under fire

    Glendale Water & Power layoffs under fire
    Two Glendale Water & Power employees who received notices in the latest round of layoffs last week blamed city officials on Tuesday for making bad decisions when it came to the suffering utility. And one said he was targeted for being outspoken about...
  • Unemployment rates improve across tri-city region

    The employment picture got brighter last month in the tri-city region, with some cities seeing unemployment rates drop by nearly 1%, according to the latest state data. The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank each declined by 0.9% last month, to 8.9%...
  • Glendale teachers union rejects grant deal

    With its teachers union continuing to withhold support, Glendale Unified faces the worst-case scenario of having to overnight its 70-page application for federal Race to the Top funds on Monday. The grant application for the highly competitive pot of...
  • Glendale Unified agrees to take teacher pink slips off the table

    Glendale Unified has tentatively abandoned its plan to lay off up to 125 employees — including teachers, nurses and counselors — after a round of negotiations Friday with its teachers union, which must still sign off on the deal. Officials...
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital plans layoffs

    Glendale Memorial Hospital plans layoffs
    Layoffs are looming at Glendale Memorial Hospital as officials at the 334-bed facility have decided to lay off an undetermined number of employees, according to a statement released by the hospital on Monday. Hospital spokeswoman Angela Giacobbe said ...
  • Glendale Unified applies for $40-million federal grant, without union support

    Undeterred by the lack of support from the teachers union, Glendale Unified officials on Thursday said they’re submitting a 503-page application for what could be $40 million in federal Race to the Top grant money. The decision to overnight the...
  • Unemployment rates rise slightly across tri-city region

    Unemployment rates rise slightly across tri-city region
    The unemployment rates throughout the tri-city area rose in January fueled by job losses in retail, motion picture/sound recording and business services. The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank each saw a 0.6% increase, climbing to 9.5% and 8.9%,...
  • Technicolor to close Flower Street facility less than two years after opening it

    Technicolor Inc. plans to close down its Flower Street facility in Glendale and lay off 50 employees by March 28, less than two years after opening the location, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs and closure, filed with the...
  • Glendale Unified teachers, others accept early retirement deal, but layoffs still possible

    Sixty-one Glendale Unified teachers have accepted the district’s early retirement plan, a figure that could prevent teacher layoffs later this year, officials said. District officials had hoped at least 75 teachers would take the offer, but just 61...