Updated 03/25/13 – 10:14 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A winter storm that buried much of central Illinois in heavy snow largely missed the Chicago area Sunday and early Monday. The storm prompted many schools and universities downstate to cancel classes, and police advised people not to drive in that part of the state unless it’s an emergency.
According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm was over by early Monday. It left only a dusting of snow in the Chicago area, though lake effect showers and flurries were possible for the rest of the day on Monday. Downstate was a different story, however. Most of the central part of the state was slammed with heavy snow, with up to 18 inches in some places.