Blizzard Of 2011

A Downers Grove resident shovels his stairs on March 6, 2013, the morning after a winter storm dropped 9.5 inches of snow on the suburb. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Digging Out From Heaviest Snowfall Since 2011 Blizzard

Chicago area residents were shoveling out from heavy snow Wednesday morning, following the biggest winter storm in two years.


Environment Illinois has issued a report on the effects of climate change, titled "In the Path of the Storm." (Credit: Environment Illinois)

Durbin, Environmentalists Urge Federal Limits On Fossil Fuel Use

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and an environmental advocacy group are urging people to do something about climate change while they still can.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2012

WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio Wins 6 Associated Press Awards

WBBM Newsradio won awards in all five categories in the Metro Radio division of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association 2011 Journalism Excellence Contest.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Looking Back At The Blizzard Of 2011, One Year Later

Temperatures have been above average all week, and the only snow in sight is the occasional oil and dirt-streaked leftover from more than a week ago. What a difference a year makes.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

In the photo on the left, runners and cyclists enjoy springlike weather on Chicago's lakefront jogging and bike path, with temperatures near 60 degrees on Jan. 31, 2012. In the image on the right, one year earlier on Feb. 1, 2011, a Chicago firefighter talks to one of hundreds of motorists who ended up stranded on Lake Shore Drive as a blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city. (Credit: CBS)

Today’s Near-Record Warmth A Stark Contrast To One Year Ago

One year ago, Chicago was bracing for a blizzard that eventually shut down Lake Shore Drive and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars on the lakefront. Today, there wasn’t a flake of snow in sight as the Chicago area reveled in temperatures nearing 60 degrees.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Monday Weather

Mild Temperatures To Stick Around Through Work Week

Later this week, Chicago will mark the one-year anniversary the third heaviest blizzard in recorded history. But looking outside, you’d have no idea.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Suburban Governments Take Federal Reimbursements For Blizzard Expenses

In at least part of the Chicago area, U.S. taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for the clean-up from last winter’s near-record blizzard.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

First Baptist Congregational Church roof collapse. (Photo by Wanda Washington)

Historic Church To Reopen After Being Damaged In Blizzard

The congregation from one of Chicago’s oldest churches will be back in its sanctuary this weekend, seven months after infamous the Blizzard of 2011 caused more than $3 million in damage to the church.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Remember this scene? Drivers became stranded on Lake Shore Drive during the Blizzard of 2011. (CBS)

Blizzard Report Outlines Ways To Avoid Another Shutdown Of Lake Shore Drive

Mayor Rahm Emanuel should consider installing cuts in the median planters that beautify Lake Shore Drive to prevent a repeat of the Blizzard of 2011 fiasco that shut down the drive and stranded 530 vehicles, a city-based report suggests.


Remember this scene? Drivers became stranded on Lake Shore Drive during the Blizzard of 2011. (CBS)

Report To Criticize City’s Response To Blizzard On Lake Shore Drive

Chicago got mostly positive marks for the way it handled the Blizzard of 2011, but a report hitting Mayor Emanuel’s desk this week will recommend a number of improvements for the next big one.

CBS 2–06/06/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

60 Counties Up For Federal Relief For Blizzard Costs

The U.S. government has declared 60 Illinois counties federal disaster areas after the blizzard last month.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Officials On Blizzard: We Could Have Done Better

Metra officials concede that they could have done a better job dealing with the Blizzard of 2011.

WBBM Newsradio–02/11/2011

An unidentified South Side street after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: Keno/Photo via email)

Chicago Residents Reminded To Shovel Their Sidewalks

With the Blizzard of 2011 behind us, the city is reminding residents to shovel their sidewalks.


Megan Schulz from Forest Park went out and built an igloo in front of her apartment.  (Credit: Megan Schultz)

Chicago Sets Another Record For Snow

In addition to last week’s blizzard, Chicago’s third-ranked snow event ever shattered the record for February snowfall in one day, while Sunday’s snowfall helped the city reached another frigid milestone.


The deep snow presents challenges for dogs and their owners. (Credit: Gorecki Family)

Piles Of Snow Present Challenge For Dog Walkers

Snow and dogs–a lot of them love it, as they roll, run and play in the drifts. Snow and dog-walkers is a different story.


Residents of the 3800 Block of North Hamilton broke out their shovels and cleared their street  on their own.  (Credit: Kristen Beck)

Blizzard 2011: Neighbors Clear Entire Block Before City Arrives

The folks on the 3800 block of North Hamilton showed the type of community spirit that restores one’s faith in, well, people.


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Time-Lapse Images Of The Chicago Blizzard Of 2011

To get a clearer picture of what happened in the wee hours, several enterprising photographers put together some time-lapse videos as the storm blasted their neighborhoods.


An ambulance gets mired in snow Thursday. (CBS)

Unplowed Side Street Snarls Ambulance In Emergency

CBS’s Chopper 2 witnessed a life-and-death delay as a rescue vehicle became mired in nearly 2 feet of snow on the South Side.


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Wisch: Chicago Doesn’t Deserve A Super Bowl

So, Chicago wants a Super Bowl. Yeah, and Miami wants a Snow Day. After this week, which do you think is more likely?


A Little One In The Snow

Where Will All The Snow Go?

As the snow plows and snow blowers finish their work one key question comes to mind: Where are we going to put all that snow?