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Editorial: It’s been worse

Updated: January 22, 2013 6:28PM

A little something to consider as you bundle up (and possibly whine) on this frigid January day:

The last time it was this cold in Chicago was February 2011, when temperatures dipped to minus-9 degrees.

The city was buried in snow, reeling from “Snowmageddon.”

You remember that storm, the one that regaled us with more than 20 inches of snow, shut down Lake Shore Drive and closed schools.

In other words, no whining allowed.

It’s cold, sure.

But there’s no snow, no slush, no ice.

As of Monday, Chicago has gone 332 days without a mere inch of snowfall.

Heck, the sun has been shining.

Plus, it was 47 degrees on Saturday.

It’s January in Chicago.

It’s cold.

But the trains are running, schools are open and it’s unlikely you’ll break your arm slipping on a patch of ice.

No whining allowed.

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