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Dawn Patrol: Nasty morning snowfall; Gurnee library uproar

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  • Don't look if you don't have to -- it might look like this out on the roads this morning.

       Don't look if you don't have to -- it might look like this out on the roads this morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

'Near-blizzard conditions' predicted

If you haven't already seen, a snowstorm has hit the suburbs. The National Weather Service warned of near-blizzard conditions with the combination of heavy snow and wind gusts. A warning for Cook and DuPage counties, and a watch for Kane and Lake counties expires at 1 p.m. today. Full story.

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Weather

The snow is slowing and even stopping in some western and northern suburbs. That snow should slow through the morning in Cook County and stop by 10 a.m. From there, it should be about 27 degrees throughout the day, before falling to only 8 degrees overnight. Full story.

Traffic

People are urged to give themselves plenty of time and drive carefully this morning due to the snowfall overnight. Every expressway and road is slick this morning due to the heavy snowfall. Accidents are being reported in Wheeling and Evanston due to slick roadways. Full traffic.

Eight-time Pro Bowler Peppers jettisoned

To almost no one's surprise the Bears cut ties with eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday, freeing up nearly $10 million under this year's $133 million salary cap. Full story

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They were dominated by San Antonio, falling behind by 32 points in the second quarter. A late run made the final score appear respectable, but in reality this 104-96 loss at the United Center was a convincing beatdown. Full story

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