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Images: Heavy snow blankets the suburbs

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  • A snowplow heads down Carter Street in Libertyville Friday morning after a winter storm dumped about 6 inches of snow on the area Thursday night.

       A snowplow heads down Carter Street in Libertyville Friday morning after a winter storm dumped about 6 inches of snow on the area Thursday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Hooczko of Libertyville clears off his driveway Friday morning after a winter storm hit the area Thursday night leaving about 6 inches of heavy, wet snow.

       Mark Hooczko of Libertyville clears off his driveway Friday morning after a winter storm hit the area Thursday night leaving about 6 inches of heavy, wet snow.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Lori Chedister of Batavia takes her 13-year-old poodle Rose for a walk at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Friday. Rose preferred to be carried through the snow until they got to a nice path along the trail.

       Lori Chedister of Batavia takes her 13-year-old poodle Rose for a walk at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Friday. Rose preferred to be carried through the snow until they got to a nice path along the trail.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Wendy Smith shovels her driveway in Warrenville on Friday after Thursday night's snowfall.

       Wendy Smith shovels her driveway in Warrenville on Friday after Thursday night's snowfall.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Don Sosnowski shovels wet, heavy snow in front of his home on Busse Ave. in Mount Prospect Friday morning.

       Don Sosnowski shovels wet, heavy snow in front of his home on Busse Ave. in Mount Prospect Friday morning.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Bill Wells of Libertyville snow blows his sidewalk after a winter storm dumped about 6 inches of snow on the area Thursday night.

       Bill Wells of Libertyville snow blows his sidewalk after a winter storm dumped about 6 inches of snow on the area Thursday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Public works plows clear snow from neighborhood streets in Mount Prospect Friday morning.

       Public works plows clear snow from neighborhood streets in Mount Prospect Friday morning.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin residents dig out their driveways and sidewalks early Friday morning after the overnight snow.

       Elgin residents dig out their driveways and sidewalks early Friday morning after the overnight snow.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Doug Zitek of Lake in the Hills polishes off the snow removal work Friday morning, undeterred by the wind and cold. Zitek said he actually missed seeing snow since it's been such a mild winter. Mild enough to wear shorts while using your snowblower, I guess.

       Doug Zitek of Lake in the Hills polishes off the snow removal work Friday morning, undeterred by the wind and cold. Zitek said he actually missed seeing snow since it's been such a mild winter. Mild enough to wear shorts while using your snowblower, I guess.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Tree branches sit in the driveway of this house in Libertyville after a snowstorm dumped heavy, wet snow on the area Friday.

       Tree branches sit in the driveway of this house in Libertyville after a snowstorm dumped heavy, wet snow on the area Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bruce Cooper of Batavia and his son Galen, 5, sled down the hill at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Friday. Galen and his siblings attend a private school in Warrenville that was closed Friday. With most area schools still open, they had the hill pretty well to themselves Friday morning.

       Bruce Cooper of Batavia and his son Galen, 5, sled down the hill at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Friday. Galen and his siblings attend a private school in Warrenville that was closed Friday. With most area schools still open, they had the hill pretty well to themselves Friday morning.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Leo Wajda uses a tractor to plow his driveway in Mount Prospect Friday morning.

       Leo Wajda uses a tractor to plow his driveway in Mount Prospect Friday morning.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A school bus skidded on ice at the corner of Lacey and Dumoulin in Lisle. O'Hare Towing Services Matt Bartlett prepares to move the bus's front wheels out of the mud.

       A school bus skidded on ice at the corner of Lacey and Dumoulin in Lisle. O'Hare Towing Services Matt Bartlett prepares to move the bus's front wheels out of the mud.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • A school bus skidded on ice at the corner of Lacey and Dumoulin in Lisle. Raymond Rowe, above, waits for the bus's removal, as he is temporarily 'boxed in" in his own driveway.

       A school bus skidded on ice at the corner of Lacey and Dumoulin in Lisle. Raymond Rowe, above, waits for the bus's removal, as he is temporarily 'boxed in" in his own driveway.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Brandner of Streamwood, walks along the bike path in Busse Forest West while photographing trees, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday taking advantage of the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.

       Kevin Brandner of Streamwood, walks along the bike path in Busse Forest West while photographing trees, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday taking advantage of the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • John Schulget of Elk Grove Village photographs some ice formations along the Busse Reservoir, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.

       John Schulget of Elk Grove Village photographs some ice formations along the Busse Reservoir, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A couple stops to photograph some trees Friday in Busse Woods, as amateur photographers were out in droves photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.

       A couple stops to photograph some trees Friday in Busse Woods, as amateur photographers were out in droves photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Brandner of Streamwood, stops to photograph some trees along the bike path in Busse Forest West, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.

       Kevin Brandner of Streamwood, stops to photograph some trees along the bike path in Busse Forest West, as amateur photographers were out in droves Friday photographing the picturesque snow formations after the overnight snowfall.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry and Delores Hennen of Geneva break out their cross country skis and enjoy the overnight snowfall at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Friday. They said after being able to ski around the area over 40 times last winter, that this was only the 11th time they'd had enough snow to do it this year.

       Jerry and Delores Hennen of Geneva break out their cross country skis and enjoy the overnight snowfall at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Friday. They said after being able to ski around the area over 40 times last winter, that this was only the 11th time they'd had enough snow to do it this year.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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