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Chicago Blizzard (2011)

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Top Chicago Blizzard (2011) Articles

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  • Below zero wind chills may hinder dig-out

    As the Chicago area continues to dig out from under the Blizzard of '11, morning low temperatures in the single digits and 10 to 15 mph winds will keep wind chills in the 10 below to 15 below range this morning. Wind chills will not climb above zero...
  • Historic West Side church damaged in storm

    Historic West Side church damaged in storm
    One of the casualties of the Blizzard of '11 is an historic West Side church, where two Gothic-style towers came down, sending stone, bricks and parts of the truss roof of the church into the sanctuary. Rev. George W. Daniels, senior pastor of First...
  • Thundersnow During Blizzard Gets A Closer Look

    Thundersnow During Blizzard Gets A Closer Look
    What is now known as the "Blizzard of 2011" brought more than just heavy snow to the Midwest and Great Lakes. Thundersnow was prevalent across the region as this powerful storm lifted north form the Gulf Coast into the Great Lakes. Thundersnow is...
  • Milder temperatures headed our way

    Milder temperatures headed our way
    Snow and sleet-weary residents of the Chicago area will get a brief reprieve from the slick, slushy weather with milder temperatures expected to roll in starting today. While February brought record-level snowfall highlighted by the Blizzard of 2011,...
  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • Lake Shore Drive to include emergency escape route

    Lake Shore Drive to include emergency escape route
    Median roadway construction designed to create an escape route for drivers potentially stranded on North Lake Shore Drive will begin Monday, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation. Median roadway construction designed to create an escape...
  • Construction begins on Lake Shore Drive escape route

    Construction begins on Lake Shore Drive escape route
    Construction begins today on an escape route for drivers potentially stranded on North Lake Shore Drive, a response to the Blizzard of 2011. The project involves installing two openings in the median at Armitage Avenue and Schiller Street, the Chicago...
  • WGN-TV BRINGS HOME 11 EMMY AWARDS TOPPING ALL CHICAGO STATIONS

    WGN-TV BRINGS HOME 11 EMMYS AWARDS TOPPING ALL CHICAGO STATIONS CHICAGO, November 7, 2011 -- WGN-TV captured a total of eleven Emmy Awards at the 2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards held on Sunday, November 6 at the Alhambra Palace in Chicago. Six awards...
  • Review: Syfy's 'Snowmageddon' is just plain bad

    Review: Syfy's 'Snowmageddon' is just plain bad
    When I saw the title of this week's disaster of a Syfy movie, "Snowmageddon" (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy; half a star) I actually got excited because that's what everyone called the Chicago blizzard in February. And that was fun, wasn't it? Compared to...
  • CrowdMapping the Chicago Blizzard

    CrowdMapping the Chicago Blizzard
  • Mild Chicago winter makes the coming months seem easier to take

    Mild Chicago winter makes the coming months seem easier to take
    As the calendar flips away to a new year, Chicagoans are used to finding themselves weary from weeks of burrowing through dreadful winter weather and dour at the thought of several more months to go. But the outlook for 2012 is markedly brighter. The...
  • Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?

    Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?
    Have you ever noticed how, even before the snowflakes fall, news organizations are dumping several column inches of reporting about an impending storm? Before becoming the Trib Nation manager, I was a general assignment reporter in the Chicago Tribune'...