Posts tagged "blizzard"

Chicagoans' insufferable whines about "dibs" and unplowed side streets and alleys.

An upholstered chair sits in the sun, saving a parking spot in the Southwest Side as people dig their cars out of the snow all over the city. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / February 3, 2011) Part of the whining is the grim debate over the morality of shoveling out your own parking space and,... 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

 
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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 »

Mayor Daley, meet ex-mayor Bilandic

It’s 1979 and weeks of continuous storms had dropped a record seven feet of snow on the city. CTA trains ground to a halt, figuratively frozen in place on the rails. Main streets were a nightmare, clogged by snow and stalled cars, blocking CTA buses. Most side streets impassable. O’Hare Airport was a mess. I’ll... Read more »
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