Chicago is preparing for its first snowstorm of the season. The city and suburbs are expected to get four to eight inches of snow beginning Thursday morning. Accumulation is expected to taper off Friday morning.Andrew Krein is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Chicago officials say crews have now opened most side streets after this week’s blizzard. And they’re rejecting claims that the city is neglecting some neighborhoods. Complaints about the snow removal are coming from several City Council members. Ald.
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.
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