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

Quinn Wants Feds To Help Pay For Storm Response

Gov. Quinn on Monday sent a formal request to the White House asking that 60 counties be declared federal disaster areas to help local governments recover from the blizzard that impacted much of the state.


Blizzard Photo from viewer Gary Ohm

Chicago Sets New February Record For Snow

Chicago broke a 115-year-old record for snowfall on Saturday and the city could still see more snowfall before the month is over.


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

Stranded Motorists Used Twitter During Blizzard

There were some valuable lessons learned about the use of social networking web sites during one of Chicago’s worst-ever snowstorms.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Send Us Your Warm Weather Photos

What a difference two weeks makes. How are you spending the day? We’d love to see some of your warm weather pictures


Parking Ticket

Tickets Issued For Cars Buried In Snow

If your car is still buried in snow in Chicago, you could find a nasty surprise waiting when you finally get it out.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

Snow piles up in an alley off of Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Blizzard Aftermath To Affect Lake Levels, Farms

Snow from this month’s blizzard is slowly leaving us, but the snow may impact us for the next several months.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011

Parking Dibs After Blizzard

City: No More Dibs On Parking

If you’re still using an old folding chair or some empty crates to save the parking spot you dug out during last week’s blizzard, get rid of it soon, or the city will.


A city plow clears a residential street. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hired Truck Firms Brought In For Blizzard Cleanup

The city awarded $8 million in emergency contracts, three of them to companies involved in the infamous Hired Truck scandal, according to a new report.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011


AAA: Melting Snow Also Means Growing Potholes

Rising temperatures in the Chicago area might be melting some of the snow and ice left behind by last week’s blizzard, but it also will bring some new headaches for area motorists: more potholes.


A man shovels out his car on a snowy street. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

County Workers Get $250 Bonus For Working During Blizzard

While Cook County officials have been working to close a $487 million budget deficit, union employees at its health and hospital system are being paid $250 bonuses for coming into work during last week’s blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

Snow piles up on a suburban street during the blizzard. (Credit: John Dodge/CBS 2)

Lake County Residents Complain Of High Snowstorm Tow Fees

Some Lake County Illinois drivers who got stuck during the blizzard and ended up getting their cars towed, are complaining they’re being gouged by the towing companies.


Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

2 Suburbs: No Amnesty For Running Red Lights In Blizzard

While most drivers unlucky enough to have had to drive during the Blizzard of 2011 will be let off the hook for any slips through a red light, at least two suburban police departments are saying ‘no amnesty.’

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during a blizzard on Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Two Cars From Lake Shore Drive Mess Still Unclaimed

Of the hundreds of cars stranded on Lake Shore Drive during last week’s blizzard, two remained unclaimed on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Snow piles up on a suburban street during the blizzard. (Credit: John Dodge/CBS 2)

Sheriff Dart Offers Non-Violent Offenders To Help Clear Snow

Non-violent offenders can help remove snow from fire hydrants and emergency routes across suburban Chicago, under a program being offered by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.


(Credit: CBS)

Blizzard Snow Forces Students On The Street

As a parent, would you feel comfortable knowing your kids were walking to school in the street, just inches from passing cars?

CBS 2–02/08/2011

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

Caught Running Red Light During Blizzard? No Problem

The City of Chicago Tuesday decided to give a pass to those caught by red light cameras during last week’s blizzard.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2011

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Blizzard Fails To Slow Early Voting In Chicago

Despite Chicago’s third worst-ever blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow, the city still is doing better in early voting this year than the previous mayoral election four years ago.


Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

No More Free Parking At Meters

There are no more breaks at parking meters in the city because of snow on the ground.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

The 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue was still waiting for its first plow on Friday, two days after the last snowfall of February 2011's blizzard. (Credit: CBS)

Sanitation Boss In Trouble Over Poor Snow Removal

A South Side sanitation boss is in trouble for failing to deliver snow removal to residents of his ward.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Ice dams can develop with too much snow on the roof. (CBS)

Experts: Don’t Go On Roof To Clear Snow

Chicago-area roofers are busy with roofing emergencies caused by the Blizzard of 2011.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2011