The Blizzard of 2011

Lead story image Chicago area prepares for brutal cold
As Chicago area residents cringed under an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow on Sunday and the promise of brutally cold temperatures this week, city cleanup crews continued to plow streets.
Lead story image New Lake Shore Drive song
When all the cars got stuck last week on Lake Shore Drive, Skip Haynes’ phone started ringing. Chicagoans will remember that back in 1971, Haynes had a hit with his song “Lake Shore Drive,” recorded by the Chicago trio, Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah. Now, his friends thought he should update it.
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Lead story image Photos: Chicago area still digging out
Residents in the Chicago area are still digging out, about five days after a blizzard hit, dumping 20-plus inches of snow in some areas. …Read More

More Blizzard Coverage

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Snowfall totals from around the Fox Valley


So was the snow outside your house this deep? Or deeper? The National Weather Service in Romeoville provided the following estimates Thursday of snowfall in …Read More

Kane highway worker dies after day of plowing

A 14-year employee of the Kane County Highway Department died Wednesday after finishing a shift plowing the county roads. William “P.T.” Scardamaglia had recently returned …Read More

Full court mess


Patience was beginning to wear thin Thursday as residents on many of the city’s 1,200 cul-de-sacs continued waiting for the snowplows to come. Just over …Read More