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Bella the first major snowstorm for 2015 hits the Chicagoland area blanketing some areas in more than a foot of heavy wet snow.

A snowplow clears the northbound lane on Route 47 in Lily Lake Saturday morning.
  A snowplow clears the northbound lane on Route 47 in Lily Lake Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Ed Podrasky of Arlington Heights clears snow off his car as he gets ready to go to the store Saturday morning.
  Ed Podrasky of Arlington Heights clears snow off his car as he gets ready to go to the store Saturday morning.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Snow continues to fall as Madonna Spayd, left, and Ann Marie Stephenson, both of Mount Prospect, wait for an inbound Metra train in Mount Prospect Saturday morning.
  Snow continues to fall as Madonna Spayd, left, and Ann Marie Stephenson, both of Mount Prospect, wait for an inbound Metra train in Mount Prospect Saturday morning.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Jeff Johnson, a Union Pacific B & B assistant foreman, shovels snow from the Mount Prospect Metra platform Saturday morning.
  Jeff Johnson, a Union Pacific B & B assistant foreman, shovels snow from the Mount Prospect Metra platform Saturday morning.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Anna Smith of Elgin finishes her nine-mile run along the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. She and about 30 members of the PR Performance Running group ran trail in the snow. "There were a few places where there were drifts and you just had to run like a gazelle," Smith said with a laugh.
  Anna Smith of Elgin finishes her nine-mile run along the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. She and about 30 members of the PR Performance Running group ran trail in the snow. "There were a few places where there were drifts and you just had to run like a gazelle," Smith said with a laugh.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Snow is cleared from the White Brothers Trucking Co. and Wasco Truck Repair joint parking lot in Wasco Saturday morning.
  Snow is cleared from the White Brothers Trucking Co. and Wasco Truck Repair joint parking lot in Wasco Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Snow is cleared from the White Brothers Trucking Co. and Wasco Truck Repair joint parking lot as cars make their way eastbound on Route 64 in Wasco Saturday morning.
  Snow is cleared from the White Brothers Trucking Co. and Wasco Truck Repair joint parking lot as cars make their way eastbound on Route 64 in Wasco Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
King's Mill Furniture Restoration and Conservation employee Jonathan Schmitz clears the walkway for customers at the Wasco store Saturday morning. "The snow isn't too heavy to shovel-just yet," he said.
  King's Mill Furniture Restoration and Conservation employee Jonathan Schmitz clears the walkway for customers at the Wasco store Saturday morning. "The snow isn't too heavy to shovel-just yet," he said.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
As a snow creature stands by, Tim Lee of South Elgin looks to see if he can move a tree limb blocking the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. Lee and his wife, Julie, had just passed by the tree on their 10-mile run when it crashed down behind them. The couple are members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles.
  As a snow creature stands by, Tim Lee of South Elgin looks to see if he can move a tree limb blocking the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. Lee and his wife, Julie, had just passed by the tree on their 10-mile run when it crashed down behind them. The couple are members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A kitty snowman greets runners on the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. About 30 members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles took the snowy trail and made a couple snow creatures at the end of their run.
  A kitty snowman greets runners on the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. About 30 members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles took the snowy trail and made a couple snow creatures at the end of their run.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The branches of a tree with green leaves still upon it hangs low with a covering of snow on it in Lily Lake Saturday morning.
  The branches of a tree with green leaves still upon it hangs low with a covering of snow on it in Lily Lake Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A City of Geneva plow clears the sidewalk along Third Street near South Street in downtown Geneva shopping district Saturday morning.
  A City of Geneva plow clears the sidewalk along Third Street near South Street in downtown Geneva shopping district Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Snow clings to berries on a tree outside The Little Traveler shop in Geneva Saturday morning.
  Snow clings to berries on a tree outside The Little Traveler shop in Geneva Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A snowy table for two outside Stone Tower Properties on South Street in Geneva Saturday morning.
  A snowy table for two outside Stone Tower Properties on South Street in Geneva Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A mini plow clears snow off the football field at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn in prep for the Class 7A semifinal between Cary-Grove and Glenbard West Saturday morning.
  A mini plow clears snow off the football field at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn in prep for the Class 7A semifinal between Cary-Grove and Glenbard West Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Fans set up umbrellas while others shovel snow off the bleachers at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn before the Class 7A semifinal between Cary-Grove and Glenbard West Saturday morning.
  Fans set up umbrellas while others shovel snow off the bleachers at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn before the Class 7A semifinal between Cary-Grove and Glenbard West Saturday morning.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Heavy snow on trees in Palatine has caused some of them to shed their branches blocking side streets. Just another problem to face as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
  Heavy snow on trees in Palatine has caused some of them to shed their branches blocking side streets. Just another problem to face as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Heavy snow greeted Palatine resident Mike Lech as he struggles to clean out his driveway as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
  Heavy snow greeted Palatine resident Mike Lech as he struggles to clean out his driveway as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Heavy snow greeted Palatine residents Emily Mostardo, 17, and Skyler Russell, 16, in a fun way as they head home from the Hamilton Reservoir just after getting their first taste of the Northwest suburbs first major winter storm.
  Heavy snow greeted Palatine residents Emily Mostardo, 17, and Skyler Russell, 16, in a fun way as they head home from the Hamilton Reservoir just after getting their first taste of the Northwest suburbs first major winter storm.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Heavy snow caused many slippery conditions like this driver encountered at the intersection of Dundee and Hicks as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
  Heavy snow caused many slippery conditions like this driver encountered at the intersection of Dundee and Hicks as the Northwest suburbs faces its first major winter storm.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Christina Sedall, left, and Meredith Miscinsk, right, both of Glen Ellyn, build a snowman during the first major snowstorm of the season at the Morton Arboretum.
  Christina Sedall, left, and Meredith Miscinsk, right, both of Glen Ellyn, build a snowman during the first major snowstorm of the season at the Morton Arboretum.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Runners take advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season with a jog through the Morton Arboretum.
  Runners take advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season with a jog through the Morton Arboretum.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Ray Middel of Lombard checks his time aftere finishing a run during the first major snowstorm of the season at the Morton Arboretum.
  Ray Middel of Lombard checks his time aftere finishing a run during the first major snowstorm of the season at the Morton Arboretum.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before a Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
  Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before a Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
  Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
  Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Snow removal equipment takes to the streets during the first major snowstorm of the season in Naperville.
  Snow removal equipment takes to the streets during the first major snowstorm of the season in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
  Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
A downtown Naperville shopper makes her way through the first major snowstorm of the season.
  A downtown Naperville shopper makes her way through the first major snowstorm of the season.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Tanner Garrison of Naperville takes advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season as he slides down Rotary Hill in Naperville.
  Tanner Garrison of Naperville takes advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season as he slides down Rotary Hill in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Brandon Dyer of Aurora takes advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season as he slides down Rotary Hill in Naperville.
  Brandon Dyer of Aurora takes advantage of the first major snowstorm of the season as he slides down Rotary Hill in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
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