Brutal cold returns to Midwest for extended stay

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 7:05 a.m. CST; updated 2:19 p.m. CST, Monday, January 27, 2014

CHICAGO — A second deep freeze in weeks locked the Midwest in its icy grip Monday, prompting schools to close, airlines to cancel flights and the mass mobilization of emergency crews to dig out major roadways.