Category: Blizzard

Do Your Part, Shovel Your Sidewalk

It’s been five days since the “blizzard.” Yet some sidewalks haven’t seen the pass of a shovel or a sprinkling of salt. Guess what?  I’m about to call 311 on you for your sidewalk not being shoveled. Yeah, I’m that person. There are few legitimate excuses for homeowners or commercial real estate owners to not... Read more »

I Admit It, I Mocked The Blizzard

I mocked our rather sizable blizzard because it really didn’t feel like a blizzard. It felt more like a bad storm. As a group, Chicagoans are used to unpredictable weather.  We don’t piss and moan about the cold weather here in Chicago because we understand that—well—we live in Chicago.  Residing here means that we have... Read more »

Blizzard Redemption: The Plow Comes But Gets Stuck

A snow plow finally made it down our street but with mixed results: Then the driver tried salt to get some traction: Then a little more salt: Then a larger plow/mover had to come and rescue the plow: Then the larger plow/mover got down to business:

Blizzard Fail: Unplowed Side Streets. Second Class Taxpayers

We survived.  That’s the good news. The blizzard brought out the best in people:  Jean the cab driver (Globe taxi 2110) who gave me a free ride from the grocery store in Hyde Park.  Everyone involved with the CTA who in my opinion went above and beyond to get people home in impossible conditions.  Even... Read more »