After 335 days without an inch of snow, the past 11 days have more closely resembled a typical winter in Chicago, with alternating snow and cold. It’s good news for hardware stores.
Whether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.
Flash mobs usually show up to dance en masse, act as human statues, or even have pillow fights, but in Skokie, they’re lining up to spend money.
The storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning couldn’t have come at a worse time for residents of the northern suburbs.