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.
After hearing the news that Governor Rod Blagojevich had been arrested, I hopped in my car to see what kind of action was happening at his Ravenswood Manor home. Since I live just down Montrose from him, I was able to beat most of the TV crews and other reporters.
The Supreme Court quietly rejected a claim today that Barack Obama isn't eligible to become President, on account of his heritage.‚ Here's a blurb from the AP.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency
appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama
Today, Chicago's city council Finance Committee debated the proposed parking meter lease for three and a half hours. It was full of technical questions and a little debate, but Alderman Walter Burnett livened things up by oddly comparing the deal to Viagra, of all things.