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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Half a World away: Blizzard cancels second day of annual event

    The schedule had to be sawed in half, but the donation will, hopefully, be nearly full. The blizzard forced Stevenson High School to cancel the second day of its annual World's Fair, which began on Jan. 31 and included a first-ever performance by...
  • Park Ridge man accused of burglarizing garages during blizzard

    Park Ridge man accused of burglarizing garages during blizzard
    Even a blizzard couldn't keep an alleged car burglar inside for the night, Park Ridge police say. Daniel Z. Keefe, 24, of the 100 block of Wisner Street, Park Ridge, was apprehended Feb. 2 after a resident of the 700 block of South Crescent Avenue...
  • 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...
  • Arlington Heights gets 19 inches of snow

    Arlington Heights gets 19 inches of snow
    Arlington Heights got at least 19 inches of snow over the 31-hour blizzard period that began Saturday night, according to officials, but managed to mostly escape major problems. But the timing of the storm, which lasted through all of Super Bowl Sunday,...
  • Escaping Western Springs and the blizzard

    For the last several years, I have made it a bit of a mission to head down to Florida during the winter months for at least a few days. Partly as a means of easing myself into one day being a snowbird, then eventually to live there full-time, though...
  • Moran: Dog caught in the headlights of harrowing blizzard tale

    Moran: Dog caught in the headlights of harrowing blizzard tale
    By far my favorite memory of the Super Bowl Blizzard would have to be the one about the dog that I am still amazed I did not turn into roadkill. To explain: I was slip-sliding away down Route 120 in Lake County at about 30 mph when a random dog...
  • 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...
  • Griswold, Norwich brace for more snow after Jan. 26 blizzard

    While local children and teens frolicked in the knee-high snow that covered the region following a Jan. 26 snowstorm, town and city officials grappled with getting streets cleared and bracing for another expected onslaught of snow. Griswold First...
  • 'Things are great' as area towns dig out of snow

    'Things are great' as area towns dig out of snow
    On Elgin's southwest side, the opening of the Chicago Street Dairy Queen/Orange Julius store has been a dependable sign of winter nearing its end. But the last two years that Feb. 1 opening also has coincided with a wintry blast from above. "I think...