How Likely Are You to Get Sick This Winter?

It’s been a tough December so far—here’s what to expect from the rest of it.

Photo: Anna Knott

Given that the Farmers’ Almanac predicts this December will be harsher than last, it might be wise to stock up on cold remedies now.


of Illinois residents didn’t get a flu shot last year.


of Chicago ER trips in December 2012 were for the flu—a three-year high.


is the average temperature forecasted by the Farmers’ Almanac for Illinois this month.



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