Chris Clark, of Downers Grove, says his dogs Gus (left) and Dakota (right) love the snow and almost refuse to come inside. Gus is a two year old Catahoula and Shepherd mix and Dakota is a nine year old German Shepherd, Husky, Chow, and Samoyed mix. They were running through snow drifts up to four feet deep.
Jeff Micek of Schuamburg assess the "situation". He is standing between our two vehicles in our garage in Schaumburg wearing the snowsuit he has not worn in 9 years. (looks pretty good huh). He has to dig out with the shovel several feet behind his vehicle to get to the snow blower that is stored in front of his vehicle in the garage. The snow was clear after about 3 or 4 hours of his hard labor, says his wife, Susan.
Karen Olson of St. Charles says her house faces east and with the winds swirling off Lake Michigan in a north-easterly direction, the snow stuck to the window creating this porthole effect.
Mike Ruehrdanz shot this picture of his son, Brad.
Aimee Wainwright says her patio table looks like a cake.
Sherry Blazier says: How can a 10" tall dog go for a walk after a 20" blizzard? Our Yorkie Stevie has it figured out -- just follow the person with the snowblower. Taken along Highland Avenue between Melrose and Clifton, across from Highland School.
Kathy Harvey snapped this shot early Wednesday morning before the snow stopped falling.
Lori del Castillo says her husband Andy, despite being worn out from a day of shoveling with with neighbors clearing driveways and sidewalks, fired up the grill and served brats to everyone.
Steve Jensen's corgi, Tess, hops on a snowmobile for a ride in Wheeling.
Doug Kearny of Round Lake Beach shares this shot of 4- and 5-foot high snow drifts.
Lori Corrigan says Zoe the Vizsla pup likes running in the snow.
Cindy Meyers snapped this shot of Wise Road in Schaumburg.
Tim Schmidgall, says his family, including Hilda, spent the day digging out bit by bit. And, a family that shovels together, stays together.
Bruce Plazyk of Wheaton grills Italian sausage on Wednesday night.
Rose Upton sent this picture of her buried car (it's on the right) in Lake Villa.
Bethany Goralski wanted to take a picture of herself standing in shorts in a blizzer because her grandfather did the same thing when he lived in Kansas City.
Patti Scheuman and her husband manage to dig out Thursday.
Kristina Sparks digs out in Elgin.
Akvile Bear digs out in Elgin.
Pat Salomone of Palatine is not shoveling fast enough for Gunner. Photo by Lori Lori Salomone.
Sherry D'Marco shot this bank of snow blocking garages in Naperville.
Rhetti Reese, evidently a Packer fan, shot this image in Glendale Heights.
Snow drifts make getting out of the garage troublesome.
"Peanut" looks like he could use a hand from his owner, David Maish of Antioch.
Erika Nelson gets an inside view of the snow in Elk Grove Village.
A sign stating the obvious in Schaumburg.
There is a patio somewhere under all this snow.
Hanan Knight in Villa Park has all five cars buried in the snow.
Gino gets a snoutful of snow in Schaumburg.Photo from LilliRose Farnell
And Bear's legs just aren't quite long enough to get him through the snow.Photo from LilliRose Farnell
Mail delivery resumes today, but it's going to be tough for a carrier to get to Kathryn Nunes' box in Lisle.
Seems Old Man Winter has been sowing seeds in Ruth Igyarto's garden.
Carrie DeLaPena says some drifts in her Lily Lake backyard were 5 feet high.
Carrie Delapena's 5'4" tall and the snow mounds tower over her in Lily Lake.
Phyllis Meyer get some sunshine in East Dundee after the big blizzard. Cheerup, spring is coming, says Paul Meyer.
Keep going, Hector Castillo, you're almost there!
Luke Simmons of Bartlett says: Our front storm door was covered with snow up to about 20 inches. The bottom of the door is nearly 20 inches above ground level. Our garage door had about forty inches packed against it when I opened it to begin clearing the snow. Three people from our neighborhood came over and removed the snow from our driveway and sidewalk with two large snow blowers, and shovels. They continued going to other homes in the neighborhood doing the same thing.
This truck was stuck in Grayslake but managed to get free after an hour and a half, with the help of neighbors, says Karen Mattea.