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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • 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...
  • Indiana digs out

    Indiana digs out
    No blizzard was going to stop Northwest Indiana from celebrating everyone's favorite winter holiday Sunday night. Actually, it kind of did. Many people decided to forgo their Super Bowl plans rather than brave the falling temps, wild winds and the 12-...
  • 12-foot snowdrifts force periodic runway closings at Waukegan airport

    As with most record snowstorms, the strength of the Super Bowl Blizzard of 2015 was measured in not only the snow that fell but in the wind that built drift mountains. At Waukegan Regional Airport, general manager Jim Stanczak said the official tally...
  • North, northwest suburbs dig out after blizzard

    After 19.3 inches of snow fell at O'Hare International Airport Sunday during a blizzard, Des Plaines, Glenview and Park Ridge residents were digging out slowly. While main streets in neighboring Niles and Chicago were largely clear of snow and ice Monday...
  • Lake County schools canceled, but few accidents after blizzard

    Lake County schools canceled, but few accidents after blizzard
    Snowfall measured between 13 and 17 inches around Lake County last weekend, but no major accidents or outages were reported as a result of the recent blizzard, officials said. Meanwhile, all public school districts in Libertyville, Lake Forest, Lake...
  • North Shore resurfaces after being hit by blizzard

    North Shore resurfaces after being hit by blizzard
    Students across the North Shore celebrated a sunny but cold snow day on Monday after a blizzard closed local schools. Winnetka resident Stuart Schweidel spent the morning with his daughter Ruthie, 8, at the snow hill off Hibbard Road in Winnetka. "I...
  • 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...