It is the twelfth of December in the year 2020, and the little girl climbs onto her father's lap and asks, "Daddy, did you ever see snow?"The father laughs."Oh, yes, honey, there used to be lots of snow in Chicago," he says."What happened?" asks the little girl.
Chicago is under a winter weather advisory starting at noon Friday until 9 p.m. One to three inches of snow accumulation is expected with wind gusts up to 30 mph.Meteorologist Richard Castro said the conditions could make for very slick roadways."
We've had the first real snowfall of the season. Today we remember the blizzard of January 13, 1979. It was Saturday the Thirteenth that year. But the storm proved unlucky for one Chicago mayor.The snow came down all that Saturday.
Some Illinois residents said they were happy to see flakes Thursday as a winter storm dropped the first significant snowfall of the season on the state.The abrupt shift in weather came a day after Rockford recorded a record high temperature of 57 degrees, according to the National Weather Service's
Road crews begin work Monday on Lake Shore Drive to make it easier for cars to avoid getting stuck during a blizzard. City workers will begin building two turnaround points after rush hour.Both escape routes are on the near North Side - one will be at Armitage; the other at Schiller.