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  • Residents invited to Mt. Prospect meeting on sewer work to relieve flooding Feb 4, 2015 5:12 PM
    Mount Prospect is holding a neighborhood meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at village hall to present plans for its Isabella Drainage Improvements Project to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. Village staff will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions, after which construction drawings will be available for review and staff will be available to answer additional questions.

  • Help keep fire hydrants clear of snow, ice Feb 4, 2015 4:21 PM
    The Palatine Fire Department is asking residents and business owners to help dig out some of the 3,557 fire hydrants located in the village to allow firefighters to reach them in case of an emergency. During a fire, time is critical and every second counts. The extra minutes that a firefighter spends digging out a hydrant can make a significant difference in how quickly a fire can be extinguished and damage limited, according to the fire department.

  • Naperville activates map to track city plows Feb 3, 2015 1:00 AM
    Naperville city officials have activated an online map that allows residents to track city plows and better plan for when streets will be safe. It describes city plowing efforts as “in progress,” but city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche said more detailed, individual street updates will soon start rolling now that the major snowfall has come to an end. Top plowing priorities for plowing are arterial streets such as Naper Boulevard and Washington Street followed by such collector streets as Bailey and Hobson roads. Once those are cleared, crews will shift their attention to residential streets and cul-de-sacs.

  • Buffalo Grove re-evaluating snow plan amid complaints Feb 3, 2015 4:12 PM
    Buffalo Grove’s top public works official told village leaders Monday his department is re-examining the new snow response plan it launched this winter after a flurry of complaints about its handling of Sunday’s blizzard. “This storm, obviously, has challenged that plan, and this plan will need to be re-evaluated and may require some changes, depending on what that evaluation reveals,” Public Works Director Mike Reynolds said.

  • Constable: We need holiday after Super Bowl Monday Feb 5, 2015 4:47 PM
    Many of us in the suburbs have been longing for Super Bowl Monday to be made into a holiday, with schools and offices closed. Some of us got ourwish thanks to the blizzard. But my family pushed the limits of the new holiday.

  • Heated driveway spares post-blizzard workout Feb 3, 2015 5:30 AM
    On a warm summer’s day, when work on home improvement projects typically take place, $8,000 might seem an exorbitant amount to pay for a heated driveway. But on Monday morning, Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman was looking like the industrious ant among fun-loving grasshoppers.

  • Up to 4 inches of snow after today, 1-2 inches Wednesday Feb 3, 2015 7:06 PM
    Parts of the suburbs could see as much as 4 inches of snow by time a system moving through the area is finished this evening, AccuWeather says.

  • The Blizzard of 2015: winners and losers Feb 3, 2015 3:44 PM
    The Blizzard of 2015 had both upsides and downsides, with one downside being that it ruined hundreds of Super Bowl parties around the suburbs, leaving people with refrigerators full of uneaten food. "My fiance and I will be eating pulled pork sandwiches every day this week," said Carrie Knapik of Maple Park.

  • Accident closes Tri-state, Kennedy Expressway lanes closed Feb 2, 2015 11:51 AM
    A truck rollover closed lanes on the southbound Tri-State Tollway near 95th Street and IDOT closed the express lanes on the Kennedy Expressway for snow removal midmorning.

  • Pyke: Readers ask about snow scofflaws, hitting 70 mph on tollway Feb 2, 2015 5:30 AM
    "Is there any law that requires drivers to completely clean all snow from cars before driving?" a reader asks. Yes, and no, officials say. In this column devoted to you, we answer questions on winter driving etiquette and toll road speeds — plus winter bikers opine.

  • More than 2,600 still without power after blizzard Feb 2, 2015 11:14 AM
    ComEd reports about 2,684 people were still without power following Sunday's blizzard, most in the south suburbs. The power is expected to be restored by 3 p.m. today. At one point during the storm, more than 50,000 people in the metropolitan Chicago area were without power.

  • Images: Digging out from the blizzard Feb 2, 2015 2:39 PM
    All across the suburbs, people are digging out after nearly 20 inches of snow fell on Sunday. The official total at O"Hare Airport was 19.3 inches making Sunday's snow the fifth biggest storm in Chicago history.

  • Metra fare hike-delay combo packs blizzard-sized punch Feb 2, 2015 6:52 PM
    Delays and cancellations spoiled the morning commute for many Metra commuters as colder temps and packed or blowing snow messed up switches and equipment. The timing was particularly bad given a big fare increase that socked commuters Sunday.

  • ‘Emergency days’ becoming school days after Monday closures Feb 3, 2015 12:41 PM
    So-called “emergency days” at the end of yearly calendars now will be school days in districts across the suburbs after Monday’s widespread closures. Hundreds of schools closed Monday after the snow fell. “The closure wasn’t controversial — it was the fifth-largest snowstorm in history,” Michelle Fregoso, spokeswoman for Naperville Unit District 203, said Monday. “The main thing this morning was just student safety."

  • Three in DuPage die shoveling snow Feb 3, 2015 6:00 AM
    Three people died Sunday in DuPage County after shoveling snow, according to a news release from the DuPage County coroner's office. Officials say the deceased were all men in their early 60s who were shoveling snow at their respective homes when they collapsed.

  • Videos: What people did after fifth-largest snowfall Feb 3, 2015 6:47 AM
    What did suburbanites do after the fifth largest snowfall event in Chicago history? Watch videos: Brandon Ruetsche, 14, of Mount Prospect found Melas Park perfect day for snowboarding. Letter carrier Pam Doll tried to deliver mail around Mundelein. And we captured some beautiful scenery.

  • Images: Blizzard of 2015 Feb 1, 2015 8:46 PM
    A blizzard hit the Chicago area Sunday and snowed throughout the day. Snow plows were having a hard time keeping the roads clear and many places experienced whiteout conditions.

  • Snow cancels events, makes roads treacherous Feb 2, 2015 5:54 AM
    The first major snowstorm of the season pounded the suburbs Sunday, canceling dozens of events, closing businesses and schools and making roads treacherous for drivers forced to navigate the more than 14 inches of snow that fell on much of the region. Even Anna and Elsa had to admit defeat. The “Frozen: Disney On Ice” show canceled its Sunday-evening performance at the United Center.

  • Winter storm warning continues, blizzard warning this afternoon Feb 1, 2015 10:39 AM
    A winter storm warning continues for the suburbs until 2 p.m. today, and the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 2 p.m. today until midnight.

  • 8 inches of snow this weekend; was it worse ‘back in my day’? Jan 30, 2015 4:52 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that could drop several inches of snow on the suburbs from Saturday evening into Sunday evening and bring dangerous winds Sunday The weather service warns of snow “in excess of 8 inches” especially along and south of I-88. Is Grandpa right in saying it was worse "back in my day"?

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