Blizzard Of 2011
Chicago area residents were shoveling out from heavy snow Wednesday morning, following the biggest winter storm in two years.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. government has declared 60 Illinois counties federal disaster areas after the blizzard last month.
Metra officials concede that they could have done a better job dealing with the Blizzard of 2011.
With the Blizzard of 2011 behind us, the city is reminding residents to shovel their sidewalks.
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.
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.
The folks on the 3800 block of North Hamilton showed the type of community spirit that restores one’s faith in, well, people.
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.
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.
So, Chicago wants a Super Bowl. Yeah, and Miami wants a Snow Day. After this week, which do you think is more likely?
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?
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