One of the worst blizzards in Chicago’s history is over. But many Illinois residents are still dealing with the aftermath – rescuing abandoned cars, waiting for their power to come back on and wondering when they can send their children back to school.
Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snow-torious BIG! Call it what you will – the past couple of days in Chicago have been extreme. And after great snow comes the big chill. Christopher C. Burt has chronicled events like this in his book Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book.
Chicagoans began surveying the damage and digging out of the neighborhoods this morning, even as the flakes keep falling.In the Pilsen neighborhood on the city's southwest side, drifts are waist deep in some places along the unplowed side streets, the snow blanketing cars, just the antennas peeking
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says his city has learned a couple of things from New York City about dealing with snow storms: use ice melters and have snowmobiles ready in case of emergency.Daley says the ice melters - essentially jet engines - will be used to help clear away the estimated 1 to 2 feet
Local forecasters are calling predicted inclement weather "The Big One." To prepare for the winter storm, Eight Forty-Eight compiled a sampling of what local and even national meteorologists are saying about Snowmageddon 2011.Sampled forecasts include those provided by Tim McGill
By most accounts Chicago is in for a doozy of a snowstorm starting sometime later Tuesday. Residents have a pretty good idea what a blizzard will do to the streets, sidewalks and commute times. But what about how weather can affect politics?