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Images: Looking Back at The Blizzard of 2011

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  • John Wilson of Lake Villa clears driveways along Huntington Drive in Mundelein.

       John Wilson of Lake Villa clears driveways along Huntington Drive in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A car is buried on a residential street in Elgin Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       A car is buried on a residential street in Elgin Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Pedestrians walk Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1 in downtown Arlington Heights.

       Pedestrians walk Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1 in downtown Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Snow piles at the front door of the Elgin Tower Building on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

       Snow piles at the front door of the Elgin Tower Building on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on Lake Shore Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.

      Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on Lake Shore Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • People snowtube in a farm field near Lees Road and Route 47 in Lily Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       People snowtube in a farm field near Lees Road and Route 47 in Lily Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A commuter walks down the platform at the Libertyville Metra station Tuesday, Feb. 1.

       A commuter walks down the platform at the Libertyville Metra station Tuesday, Feb. 1.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Drivers maneuver around abandoned cars in the southbound lanes of Kirk Road in St. Charles.

       Drivers maneuver around abandoned cars in the southbound lanes of Kirk Road in St. Charles.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • An IDOT truck plows southbound on Route 47 past another IDOT truck in Lily Lake on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2.

       An IDOT truck plows southbound on Route 47 past another IDOT truck in Lily Lake on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove Police dig out vehicles on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       Buffalo Grove Police dig out vehicles on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Bob Susnjara | Staff Photographer

  • Blinding snow moves through downtown Elgin looking East on Chicago street on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       Blinding snow moves through downtown Elgin looking East on Chicago street on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Snow accumulates in a pickup truck that was stranded and left open on Lake Shore Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.

      Snow accumulates in a pickup truck that was stranded and left open on Lake Shore Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Frank Rizzo, left, and Bill Weigold clear Austin Avenue in Libertyville with neighbors on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       Frank Rizzo, left, and Bill Weigold clear Austin Avenue in Libertyville with neighbors on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Snow accumulates in a pickup truck that was stranded and left open on Lake Shore Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.

      Snow accumulates in a pickup truck that was stranded and left open on Lake Shore Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren their first ever snow day.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Plows dig out as a pedestrian makes his way through the blizzard in Aurora on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2.

       Plows dig out as a pedestrian makes his way through the blizzard in Aurora on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • This view reveals downtown Des Plaines following the blizzard on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       This view reveals downtown Des Plaines following the blizzard on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • An abandoned cars rests in the southbound lanes of Kirk Road in Geneva.

       An abandoned cars rests in the southbound lanes of Kirk Road in Geneva.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Anthony Abernath, 18, of Batavia takes a jump at Fabyan Windmill Forest Preserve sledding hill in Batavia.

       Anthony Abernath, 18, of Batavia takes a jump at Fabyan Windmill Forest Preserve sledding hill in Batavia.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Hamlen of Palatine is a bit frosted as he uses his snowblower to clear out his driveway.

       Mark Hamlen of Palatine is a bit frosted as he uses his snowblower to clear out his driveway.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Commuters cross Dunton Avenue after catching early trains from downtown Chicago as the blizzard begins Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1 in Arlington Heights.

       Commuters cross Dunton Avenue after catching early trains from downtown Chicago as the blizzard begins Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1 in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • This view is looking west on Highland Avenue toward the post office after the blizzard on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       This view is looking west on Highland Avenue toward the post office after the blizzard on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Four-foot drifts block garage doors in St. Charles early Wednesday, Feb. 2.

       Four-foot drifts block garage doors in St. Charles early Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Snow is plastered to the sides of homes after the blizzard.

       Snow is plastered to the sides of homes after the blizzard.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A pedestrian walks through downtown Libertyville as a Blizzard hit the area Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1.

       A pedestrian walks through downtown Libertyville as a Blizzard hit the area Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Juan Gonzalez continues to cut paths to stores Thursday, Feb. 3 on Highland Avenue and Campbell Street after the blizzard.

       Juan Gonzalez continues to cut paths to stores Thursday, Feb. 3 on Highland Avenue and Campbell Street after the blizzard.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Kyle Walter,13, left, helps his friend Steven Tellano, 12, dig out the end his driveway on Wilke Road Thursday Feb. 3.

       Kyle Walter,13, left, helps his friend Steven Tellano, 12, dig out the end his driveway on Wilke Road Thursday Feb. 3.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 

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