CHICAGO (AP) — Mindful of last winter’s visit from the polar vortex, Chicago is girding for colder weather with a bigger stockpile of salt and more snow plows.
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department says it will be ready for winter whether conditions are harsh or normal.
BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — High schools in the Chicago suburbs are moving up final exams to before winter break to increase efficiency for teachers and students.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois roofers say they’re having a busy spring because of damage caused by November storms and a harsh winter.
In a winter that’s been called the third worst in history, everyone and almost everything seemed to take a hit.
Cars were affected, schools had snow days and pipes busted all over the place, but travel on the Illinois River continued.
Unlike the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River stays open year round allowing barge travel to continue and this winter was no exception.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP)–This year’s particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois.
As ponds, rivers, and lakes around Illinois begin to thaw, evidence of “Winter fish kill” becomes more apparent.
Around the state, people are seeing a large number of dead fish, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the higher numbers are a result of a harsh winter.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking lawmakers for another $47 million to cover the costs of the especially harsh winter.
CHICAGO (AP)–The bitter winter weather is continuing. Much of Illinois is expected to stay cold this week.
MECHANICSBURG, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says four possible tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, causing minor damage.