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The results of Department of Streets and Sanitation's snowplow naming contest are in and we can confirm that Chicago truly is a Tom Skilling kind of town.

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Snowprah Windfrey and Micicle Jordan are among the pun-heavy contenders just announced as finalists in Chicago’s second annual Name a Snowplow contest.

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State law allows districts to switch to e-learning if an emergency like weather prevents students from being in school physically. But if districts want the option, they must have an electronic learning program established in advance.

Snow blankets Chicago, Jan. 12, 2024. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The first of two rounds of snow made for a snowy morning commute Friday, with a second round set to hit overnight into Saturday. 

Friday’s afternoon commute could be messy in the Chicago region. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Chicago and the surrounding region, in effect from 3 a.m. Friday through noon on Saturday.

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The National Weather Service is still refining its forecast in terms of snow totals, but is certain that a storm system and arctic blast will hit Chicago this weekend.

Snow falls on Chicago's North Side, Jan. 9, 2024. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The second of two rounds of storms is still expected to dump significant amounts of snow in the northwest portions of the greater metro area Tuesday afternoon and early evening, according to the weather service.


Every winter, Chicago stands divided around a practice commonly known as “dibs” – when car owners use janky household objects to reserve their precious shoveled-out parking spaces. So how did it begin? 

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Parts of the Chicago region could get socked with upwards of 8 inches of snow while areas closest to the lake could see just an inch or two, forecasters said.

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The submission deadline is Jan. 12. Six new names will be chosen for Chicago’s fleet of plows.

The remnants of Sunday's 1.8-inch snowfall, Nov. 27, 2023. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Dec. 7 is the average date for the city to record its first 1-inch snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Groups advocating improvements to Chicago’s walking, biking and transit infrastructure believe the city has an obligation to ensure people with disabilities and other vulnerable residents can get around safely during snowstorms.

Snow-covered cars, April 17, 2023. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

In true springtime-in-Chicago fashion, last week’s record-setting summer-like temperatures gave way to a return on winter Monday, as people woke up to snow-covered cars and below-freezing wind chills.

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The proposal would launch the pilot program in dense neighborhoods and those pockmarked by vacant lots.

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Chicago will dodge the worst of a storm system whose track has stymied meteorologists as it's approached the region.

A Chicago snowplow is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Chicago has announced the winners in its “name that snowplow” contest. Did your favorite make the cut?