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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal

    Moran: Political careers can hinge on snow removal
    There was a calm after the storm, and not just metaphorically. This was why shoveling 2 inches of snow on Tuesday night in windless 28-degree weather actually felt invigorating rather than miserable – it was a beautiful winter night, proving that...
  • Snow of 'historic proportions' has kept Oswego busy

    The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego. The recent blizzard, and the snow that keeps falling around the area, has been a challenge to many towns, including Oswego....
  • Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict

     Variables made Sunday's storm hard to predict
    A week ago, Chicago appeared to be in for some light, forgettable snow over Super Bowl Sunday. But Monday morning people awoke to the remains of the fifth-largest snowstorm in the city's history — more than 19 inches of snow — and the...
  • Governor Will Weather Second-Guessing On Storm

    Governor Will Weather Second-Guessing On Storm
    Monday-morning quarterbacks are amateurs when it comes to second-guessing. The real professionals are those who, after a storm has passed, waste no time questioning the actions taken by officials as being either too much or too little for the...
  • Snowfall larger than expected, but towns working to keep streets clear

    A weekend blizzard dumped snow for hours longer than expected, creating a much busier weekend for snow plow crews than some southwest suburban towns initially expected. Palos Hills Public Works Commissioner Dave Weakley said he initially expected to...
  • Snow removal crews work round-the-clock in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

    Snow removal crews work round-the-clock in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff
    It was a long weekend for Lake Forest Public Works Director Michael Thomas and his crews, who started snow removal efforts the night of Saturday, Jan. 31, and kept working through Sunday and Monday. "There is a lot of snow and we will keep going until...
  • Park Ridge mayor questions delay in plowing Uptown lot after blizzard

    Park Ridge mayor questions delay in plowing Uptown lot after blizzard
    The decision by Park Ridge Public Works leaders to not plow a large public parking lot immediately following the weekend's blizzard was questioned by Mayor David Schmidt, who suggested it should have been made more of a priority. During the Jan. 2...
  • Tri-Cities clear up snow after Super Bowl blizzard

    Tribune reporters Brian Castro of Aurora was riding his bicycle Sunday morning in downtown Geneva heading back home after a full morning of cycling with two friends. Castro, 55, was on a specialized mountain bike equipped with extra-wide tires that...
  • 13 Chicago-area deaths related to shoveling snow

    13 Chicago-area deaths related to shoveling snow
    At least 13 people have died in Cook and DuPage counties while shoveling “heart attack” snow during the recent blizzard, according to officials. Ten of the deaths occurred in Cook County and three were reported in DuPage County, according to...
  • Chicago, suburbs tackle snow with arsenal of tools

    Chicago, suburbs tackle snow with arsenal of tools
    The untold tonnage of snow left by the weekend blizzard was scraped aside, piled up and liquefied Monday in operations that relied alternately on brute force and delicacy, helping many Chicago suburbs approach normalcy after an unexpectedly fearsome...
  • Chicago plows side streets as mayor looks to avoid snow's political woes

    Chicago plows side streets as mayor looks to avoid snow's political woes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel turned his attention to plowing residential streets Monday as he tried to head off the frustration that can metastasize into political problems for a mayor if Chicagoans are dissatisfied with his handling of a big snowfall just weeks...