Homeless shelters fill amid record-breaking cold in Rockford

ROCKFORD — A blast of arctic air invading the Midwest sent temperatures here plunging to record low levels — and it’s only going to get colder on Thursday.Rockford hit minus 51 Wednesday morning when factoring in the wind chill. Not counting wind chill, the temperature was 25  below zero, breaking the Jan. 30 Rockford record low. The previous record for that date was minus 19 degrees set in 1966, according to the National Weather Service.[gh:iframe […]

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