Category: Blizzard

Remember to toss your cinders on your icy sidewalk

No, not the masonry cinder blocks used in construction. I’m talking about the cinders, also called clinkers or ash, that are left over from the coal burning furnace that heated your home or apartment in Chicago years and years ago. If you’re bitching about how the cold is bugging you today, let me take you back to... Read more »

Airlines pull a "Daley" on Daley over O'Hare expansion

Mayor Richard Daley, flanked by CTA President Richard Rodriguez, left, and Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Thomas Byrne, on Thursday defends the city’s response to the storm at a news conference. At the same time, Daley expressed a fear that the airlines are trying to put him into a holding pattern on O’Hare expansion until he... Read more »

Why wasn't Daley himself shoveling out cars gridlocked by the blizzard on Lake Shore Drive?

Lake Shore Drive is open for business on Thursday morning after having been shut down since Tuesday night. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / February 3, 2011) I’m waiting for the first idiot to ask that question. You knew that as soon as the reports of hundreds of cars stalled on LSD (the Outer Drive... Read more »

Live views of the snow-bound drivers on LSD


Gery Chico pushing a car out of snow

Got to hand it to him, for being the first to get out a video of him pushing a car out of the snow. Of course, he’s not the first to do it. Newark Mayor Cory Booker did the same thing about a month ago. Political stunts? I suppose so, but kudos for getting out... Read more »

Nominations for the most unlucky blizzard guy

Alex Clifford receives congratulations from Metra’s board after he is appointed the rail agency’s new executive driector Tuesday. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / February 1, 2011) >My nomination goes to the new exectuive running Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail system. Alex Clifford was introduced to everyone the day before the blizzard hit. So, here he comes... Read more »
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