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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Declares Disaster Area For State After Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

At a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state’s biggest snow plows and salt trucks.

01/06/2014

Part of the roof at Cafe La Cave, a banquet hall in Des Plaines, collapsed on March 6, 2013, apparently due to the weight of snow from a winter storm. (Credit: CBS)

Banquet Hall Roof Collapses During Snowstorm

Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2013

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.

03/06/2013

Snow on the ground in Crown Point, Ind., during the snowstorm on March 5, 2013. (Viewer Photo: Andrew James)

Snowstorm Should Help Ground Moisture Levels In Chicago Area

It might be tough to drive in, but Tuesday’s snowstorm should bring some benefits to the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–03/05/2013

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage during a mild start to the 2011-2012 winter season. (Credit: CBS)

IDOT Ready To Clear Highways When Snowstorm Hits

It’s going to get progressively worse on Chicago area roads this afternoon and evening as the winter’s first snowstorm moves through, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said it’s ready to keep highways as clear as possible.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

A pile of road salt that public works crews in northwest suburban McHenry will use on roads during the year's first snowstorm on Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Northwest Suburbs Hit Hard By Snowstorm

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports one northwest suburb was using some new techniques to help drivers stay safe on the roads.

CBS 2–12/20/2012

Snow plow (CBS)

Chicago Area Residents Prepare For First Snowstorm Of The Season

The far northwest suburbs will be the first to get the blast of winter weather headed for the Chicago area on Thursday, and they could get the worst of the storm in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2012

Snow Shoveling

Hardware Store Owner Hopes Snowstorm Brings Profits

With snow in the forecast, the owner of a Bridgeport hardware store has his fingers crossed.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

Snow On Northwest Side

Some Suburbs Digging Out From Snowstorm

A sloppy, slushy mix gave way to rapid, heavy snow across the Chicago area Friday morning, leaving roads treacherously slick and making for a miserable morning commute.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Motorists travel in a snowstorm in Chicago. (CBS)

Big Snow Clobbers Chicago Following Brutally Cold Morning

Chicago is getting slammed by all the worst of winter Friday, with dangerous cold in the morning giving way to a snowstorm that could dump up to 8 inches.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Snow

Evanston, Skokie Restrict Parking After Snow

The City of Chicago did not enact its 2-inch parking ban for the snowstorm, but in some suburbs, you could find yourself towed if you’re not careful.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Snow Blower

Chicago Digs Out From Season’s First Major Snowstorm

Bitter cold has set in after the snowstorm Thursday, as people struggle to get around, clean up, and start their cars.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Shooting Generic

Boy Shot In Roseland Alley In Final Hours Before Snowstorm

Shootings and other violence seemed to die down as Chicago got hammered with snow Thursday, but not so in the hours leading up to the storm.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled At Midway & O’Hare

After cancelling all flights most of Thursday afternoon due to the snowstorm, Southwest Airlines resumed a full flight schedule at Midway International Airport at 6 p.m.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Plow Tracker

‘Plow Tracker’ Allows Residents To Watch Snow Plows In Real Time

If you’re wondering when the city is going to clear away the snow that’s piling up on your street, stare out the window no more.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

The snowy scene looking north from the Merchandise Mart on Thursday. (Credit: Kelli Hartsock via Twitter)

Snow Arrives In Chicagoland, 4 To 8 Inches Expected

Spring in January is officially over, as the first major snowstorm of the season blanketed the Chicago area, forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and threatening to make a mess of the evening rush.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Photo Of A Highway In Winter Whiteout Snow Conditions. (Michael Williams/Getty Images)

Snowstorm To Slam Chicago Area Thursday

Enjoy the last day of spring in January Wednesday, because within 24 hours, a powerful snowstorm will be clobbering the Chicago area – and it could make for a dangerous commute.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Metrodome Construction

All Goes Well As Metrodome’s Roof Is Inflated

Seven months after the Metrodome’s ceiling collapsed in a snowstorm, forcing the Vikings to play their final two home games last season elsewhere, the new roof has been raised in plenty of time for the first preseason game.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Blizzard Approaches

Blizzard Of 2011: Should It Have A Name?

What should we name the Blizzard of 2011?

02/01/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley blizzard press conference

Daley: “Exercise Common Sense During The Storm”

City officials are urging Chicagoans to stay indoors if the trip isn’t “absolutely necessary,” as a blizzard that could reach historic proportions rolls in.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

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