Shelf Ice at 31st Street Beach. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

As enchanting as Lake Michigan's ice may appear, it’s unmistakably dangerous, as evidenced this week by the presumed drowning of an Indianapolis man who fell into the water off shelf ice at Indiana Dunes National Park on Monday.

Sleet and freezing rain pelt the city, bringing up to three inches of snow for the evening commute. We have more on the Midwest storm.

Immigration Policy

Should Cook County ignore a request by federal immigration officials to keep illegal immigrants in jail longer? We hear some of your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Critics say the current Cook County policy has allowed undocumented immigrants accused of crimes to go back into the community, instead of being turned over to immigration officials. Paris Schutz has the story.