Aside from the civic and historic aspects of tomorrow's Presidential Inauguration, it's also sure to be one of the biggest parties in recent memory. And with one of our own at the center of it all, many Chicago businesses have been tapped to supply some of the festivities in D.C.
As every TV news channel keeps reminding us, President-elect Obama's inauguration ceremony is only days away. If you're not one of those schlepping from Chicago to DC, Tuesday will be an odd mix of the humdrum and the historic.
When we experience extreme winter weather, our coverage rightly focuses on the plight of the homeless and those exposed directly to the elements. But depending on your insulation-status, your home may get pretty chilly on days like today.
Today everyone in the midwest knows acutely what extremely cold weather feels like, but what does it look like? Here's a slideshow from our Flickr group that answers that question with more than just photos of snow and ice.
Well, it looks like the flooding this weekend wasn't quite as bad as expected, but it was enough to raise the bar for rainfall records in Chicago to close to 50 inches. The Albany Park area did see some standing water and our colleague Tammy Terwelp was able to get some amazing shots of it.