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Images: The Blizzard of 1979

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  • Cross country skis were the way to get around in Wheeling after the blizzard of 1979.

      Cross country skis were the way to get around in Wheeling after the blizzard of 1979.
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  • Northwest suburban residents had plenty of snow to shovel following the blizzard of 1979.

      Northwest suburban residents had plenty of snow to shovel following the blizzard of 1979.
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  • The roof of a Mount Prospect shopping center collapsed under the weight of the snow following the blizzard of 1979.

      The roof of a Mount Prospect shopping center collapsed under the weight of the snow following the blizzard of 1979.
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  • A Palatine resident shovels the snow from his roof following the blizzard to 1979.

      A Palatine resident shovels the snow from his roof following the blizzard to 1979.
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  • Cars make their way down Golf Road in Schaumburg during the blizzard of 1979.

      Cars make their way down Golf Road in Schaumburg during the blizzard of 1979.
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  • Snow plows try to clear runways and dig out airplanes after the 1979 blizzard covered the Chicago area.

      Snow plows try to clear runways and dig out airplanes after the 1979 blizzard covered the Chicago area.
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  • A train pulls into a snowy Mount Prospect during the blizzard of 1979.

      A train pulls into a snowy Mount Prospect during the blizzard of 1979.
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  • Folks shovel the massive amounts of snow from their roof following the blizzard of 1979.

      Folks shovel the massive amounts of snow from their roof following the blizzard of 1979.
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  • The roof of a Mount Prospect shopping center collapsed under the weight of the snow following the blizzard of 1979.

      The roof of a Mount Prospect shopping center collapsed under the weight of the snow following the blizzard of 1979.
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  • The blizzard of 1979.

      The blizzard of 1979.
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  • These Palatine residents used a snowblower to remove snow from their roof following the blizzard of 1979.

      These Palatine residents used a snowblower to remove snow from their roof following the blizzard of 1979.
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  • As the sun came up following the blizzard of 1979, snow removal crews were working to move the snow from the sidewalks and roads at Harper College in Palatine.

      As the sun came up following the blizzard of 1979, snow removal crews were working to move the snow from the sidewalks and roads at Harper College in Palatine.
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