Chicago's snow credentials:
Without question Chicago deals with snow better than any other American city. When was the last time you heard the phrase "Chicago crippled by huge blizzard"? I can tell you actually, 1979. Then Mayor Bilandic didn't deal well with the 88 inches of snow we got that winter. As a result, he was only mayor for a few months after that. Even the kids in Chicago know how to tough it out. Despite averaging three feet of snow a year, Chicago public schools haven't had a snow day since 1999 and it took 22 inches of snow in 24 hours to get that day off.
With that out of the way, here is my guide to braving a winter storm:
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