Fittest loser

Images: Tuesday snow in the suburbs

Buy this photo Buy this photo
next prev 7 of 43
   

Actor Steve Parks shovels snow dressed as the Statue of Liberty in front of Liberty Tax in Lombard, Tuesday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Phyllis Szczesny crosses the intersection at Northwest Highway and Lee Street in Des Plaines near the train station on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The blowing snow and sleet obscures the view of a passing freight train in downtown Glen Ellyn, Tuesday morning.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

People brave the blizzard-like conditions in Vernon Hills as the latest snowstorm hits Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

A young man heads to lunch as a winter storm passes through downtown Naperville.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Student Kat Rende of Elgin trudges to her car as the plows get to work at Elgin Community College Tuesday.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Gallery Image

People brave the blizzard-like conditions in Vernon Hills as the latest snowstorm hits Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

People brave the blizzard-like conditions in Vernon Hills as the latest snowstorm hits Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

A pedestrian uses an umbrella to block some of the blowing snow and sleet in Glen Ellyn, Tuesday morning.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Luke Ellefson and Tim O'Malley of Elk Grove wash the windows the Citibank building in Glen Ellyn as the blowing snow and sleet start up Tuesday morning.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

People brave the blizzard-like conditions in Vernon Hills as the latest snowstorm hits Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Wet heavy snow falling did not stop Visa Baric of Rolling Meadows from getting her grocery shopping done as she heads home during a winter storm that moved through the Northwest suburbs area on Tuesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Arlington Heights mail carrier Tequilia Brock endures the wet heavy snow stating the fact that she hates it during her afternoon route a winter storm moves through the Northwest suburbs area on Tuesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Shoppers brave the wet heavy blowing snow as they exit a local store perhaps getting caught by surprise as a winter storm moves through the Northwest suburbs area on Tuesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Student Kat Rende of Elgin holds her hood down to avoid the stinging snow and sleet as she brushes off her car at Elgin Community College Tuesday.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Mark Binkerd of Warrenville waits in the blowing snow and sleet for a train to pass, in Glen Ellyn, Tuesday morning.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Slick road that drivers endured caused accidents such as this one in Rolling Meadows where a driver plowed over a streetlight as the wet heavy snow moved through the Northwest suburbs area on Tuesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Moms and kids scramble from the train station, across Main Street to the 2 Toots restaurant in the blowing snow and sleet Tuesday morning in Glen Ellyn.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

A jogger treks through the snow as it starts to fall in earnest in Geneva Tuesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

An Apple Store employee clears the sidewalk, as a winter storm passes through downtown Naperville.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Shoppers make their way along Third Street in Geneva as the snow starts to fall Tuesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Tim O'Malley of Elk Grove washes the windows the Citibank building in Glen Ellyn as the blowing snow and sleet start up Tuesday morning.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

A shopper makes her way along Third Street in Geneva as the snow starts to fall Tuesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Jason Nawara crosses Main and Jefferson Streets, as a winter storm passes through downtown Naperville. "After living for thirty years in this weather, I'm moving to California in eight hours," he said.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Walking with their heads down shielding themselves from the heavy, wet, blowing snow from Rolling Meadows High School are Jack Swindells, 14, and Connor Allen, 15, both of Arlington Heights. They got an early dismissal snow day as a winter storm moves through the Northwest suburbs area on Tuesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

A West Dundee Fire Department ambulance pulls away from the scene of a multicar crash which sent at least one person to the hospital, sent one car into the woods and snarled traffic on Route 31 near Boncosky Road in West Dundee Tuesday afternoon.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Slick road that drivers endured during the winter storm that hit the Northwest suburbs on Tuesday cause them to turn on their headlights and proceed cautiously to avoid being in a accident.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

A West Dundee police officer battles the elements at the scene of a multicar crash which sent at least one person to the hospital and snarled traffic on Route 31 near Boncosky Road in West Dundee Tuesday afternoon.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Cars try to navigate along Hawley Street in Mundelein during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. The blizzard was expected to drop up to six inches of snow in the area.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Junior Jacob Petri runs with other Mundelein High School students in a strength and conditioning class during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. The blizzard was expected to drop up to six inches of snow in the area.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Alex Vazic, of Libertyville, clears the snow from his car in Vernon Hills during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. The blizzard was expected to drop up to six inches of snow in the area.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Senior Ricardo Abrego runs with other Mundelein High School students in a strength and conditioning class during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. The blizzard was expected to drop up to six inches of snow in the area.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Lynn Fox shovels the snow off her Wheaton driveway, Tuesday. Fox said that shoveling the heavy snow is replacing her daily workout since she wasn't able to get to the gym today.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Juan Chavez, of Mundelein, clears the snow from his car during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. The blizzard was expected to drop up to six inches of snow in the area.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

A commuter waits for a bus in Des Plaines near the train station on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A group of Elk Grove High School students play soccer during their lunch break in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.2

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Erik Puentes, right, and another Elk Grove High School student play soccer during their lunch break in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jose Gavina, groundskeeper at Elk Grove High School plows the sidewalk in front of the school in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Phyllis Szczesny crosses the intersection at Northwest Highway and Lee Street in Des Plaines near the train station on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Michelle Miller of Warrenville gets her car cleaned off during the snowstorm on Tuesday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Arielle Duerr, 14, left and Rachael Isdale, 14, right, take shelter in a doorway from the falling snow while waiting for a ride after getting out of St. Irene Catholic School on Tuesday in Warrenville.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

The winter storm that blew through the Northwest suburbs on Tuesday didn't slow down these geese as they moved through Elk Grove Village.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Tuesday's snow caused heavy traffic on northbound I-290.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 2/26/2013 4:33 PM

About this Gallery

A strong winter storm out of the plaines hit the suburbs on Tuesday and is expected to leave 3 to 6 inches of snow before it's done.
Galleries by Category