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City To Begin Removing “Dibs” Markers On Friday

If you’ve got lawn chairs or hat racks marking “dibs” on your parking spot, you might want to move them by Friday or they’ll belong to the city.

02/11/2015

Some sidewalks remain unshoveled in Bronzeville. (CBS)

Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting Sidewalks

Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/06/2015

Tyler Healy (R) gets help digging out his car from his brother Calvin on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Eighteen inches of snow fell on the city in the past 24 hours, the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mild Weekend On Tap, But Don’t Expect Much Snow To Melt

After a quick blast of Arctic air on Thursday, a milder weekend is in store for Chicago this weekend, but don’t expect all that snow to go anywhere anytime soon.

02/06/2015

Anne Larson dug out the fire hydrant near her house, so firefighters could see where it is after the blizzard buried it. (Credit: Anne Larson)

Fire Department Asking Chicagoans To “Adopt” Hydrants And Clear Snow

With snow piled high on many parkways in the city, the Chicago Fire Department has asked residents to give firefighters a helping hand, by digging out hydrants on their blocks.

02/06/2015

U.S. postal carrier trudges through snow in Chicago. (CBS)

Letter Carriers: Please Make Sure Walks, Stairs Are Cleared Of Snow

Each step Theresa Walker takes to deliver mail carries danger. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

02/05/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Salt: From Mine, To Your Street

CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes us on a very deep underground visit beneath Lake Erie.

02/05/2015

A wheelchair-user tries to navigate a snowy sidewalk Thursday. (CBS)

Lingering Snow, Ice Present Obstacles To People With Disabilities

It’s hard enough navigating snow-clogged streets and sidewalks when you don’t have a disability. When you have one, it can be very difficult to get around, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/05/2015

Bear Dibs

Dibs Of The Day! Giant Stuffed Animal

Today at CBS Chicago, we are launching a “Dibs of the Day” feature.

02/05/2015

A front-end loader helps haul away mounds of snow left behind by snow plows as the city continues clearing side streets after the blizzard at the start of February. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Continues Work To Clear Snow From Side Streets

For the second day in a row, the city has deployed 650 pieces of snow removal equipment as crews continue clearing side streets in the wake of the 8th snowiest week on record, including a blizzard that blanketed the city in more than 19 inches of snow.

02/05/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

February Already 10th Snowiest On Record In Chicago

Not only was this weekend’s blizzard the 5th largest snowstorm in the city’s history, it also made the past week the 8th snowiest week on record for Chicago.

02/05/2015

A car drives on a snow-packed street in the Lawndale neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Lawndale Residents Say City Not Plowing Streets Fast Enough

It’s been three days now since the big blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on Chicago.

02/04/2015

Snow Shoveling

Evanston To Ticket Property Owners Who Haven’t Shoveled Starting Thursday

Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/04/2015

Vincent Juarez urges on his dogs at Swallow Cliff Woods, taking advantage of the recent blizzard to train for a dogsledding race in Michigan. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Snowy Landscape Makes Perfect Dogsledding Conditions

At Swallow Cliff Woods in Palos Park – which is best known for the 125-step stair climb and the toboggan run that has been closed for more than a decade – Vincent Juarez stood on the back of a sled, pulled by his three dogs.

02/04/2015

Tyler Healy (R) gets help digging out his car from his brother Calvin on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Eighteen inches of snow fell on the city in the past 24 hours, the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winter Weather Advisory; More Snow For Southern Chicago Area

As if more than a foot-and-a-half of snow over the weekend wasn’t enough, more snow was on the way for the south suburbs, parts of the South Side, and northwestern Indiana from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.

02/04/2015

An unplowed side street in Archer Heights. (Credit: CBS)

City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side Streets

Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.

02/04/2015

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Snow Keeping Plows, Tow Trucks Busy

Another round of snow is keeping the plows in the Chicago area busy.

02/03/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Postal Service: Shovel Your Sidewalks To Make Sure You Get Your Mail

This weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).

02/03/2015

Side streets that haven't been plowed, or were only plowed once during the blizzard, have left driving treacherous in some neighborhoods, where side streets are covered in hard-packed snow. (Credit: CBS)

Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy Mess

As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.

02/03/2015

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Three Men Collapse, Die While Shoveling Snow: DuPage Coroner

Three men, all in their early 60s, were shoveling snow at their respective homes when they collapsed, according to the DuPage County coroner’s office.

02/02/2015

Snow and ice could create some hard to see problems for your home. (Credit: CBS)

Tips For Protecting Your Home From Snow, Ice Damage

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports just because you dug yourself out and made it to work today doesn’t mean you’ve survived the blizzard unscathed.

02/02/2015

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