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10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are More Resilient

Madison Bondi | Posted 04.28.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

1. You can drive in any kind of traffic/weather. 2. Heat waves AND snowmageddons, no problem. 3. Dominick's closes and you can still manage to...

Snowstorm Hits Washington, D.C.!

Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

It's the biggest snowfall in Washington since 2010's Snowmageddon! What's closed in D.C. on Thursday? Just about everything: Schools, airport runwa...

The Only 3 Things Atlanta Mayor and Georgia Gov. Should Have Said, And 5 Things They Should Have Done

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Everything that the nearly 6 million Atlantans experienced this week was both predictable and avoidable. That is what makes the C.Y.A., excuse-filled press conferences by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal both infuriating and insulting.

NYC Transit: Subway Riders Stranded During 2010 Blizzard Were Forgotten

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A transit official has admitted that subway passengers left stranded on a train for hours during last year's blizzard had been forgotten. ...

Another Body Found Inside Snow And Ice-Covered Car

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another body has been found in a snow and ice-covered car. A 30-year-old man was found dead last night in his BMW in Queens. Police have not relea...

Snowstorm Brings Out Kindness, Cooperation in South Suburbs

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Dailing

I only knew two things about the residents of Chicago's south suburbs when I moved here for work in the fall: Folks aren't as stuck up as they are in the northern 'burbs, but they are unfortunately Sox fans.

Groundhog Handler Suspected of Coercion

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Witnesses say that Mr. Griffiths, Groundhog Club owner, was seen threatening the docile rodent. The Punxsutawney Police Department is investigating the claim

Texts From the Snowstorm Beyond Thunderdome

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Julianna W. Miner

Last week in Washington, DC there was a snowstorm. It came complete with thundersnow (which turns out not to have been an 80's hair band even though it totally sounds like one). Here are some texts from the occasion.

LIVE BLOG: Dangerous Blizzard Hits Chicago

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 20.2 inches of snow that fell by midday in Chicago made the storm the city's third-largest on record, with still more coming down. The storm was...

WATCH: Does This Canister Of Film Found During Blizzard Belong To You?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Filmmaker Todd Bieber was looking for adventure. So he took out his old skis and went skiing in Prospect Park after the 2010 blizzard. Along the way, ...

NYC Snow No Blizzard: Schools Remain Open, Flights Canceled

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK - Up and down the East Coast, armies of emergency workers with plows and salt spreaders are hitting the streets as the snowstorm that caused ...

City Declares Emergency As Snow Approaches

| Mariel S. Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared a weather emergency late Tuesday afternoon as a Nor'easter bore down on the Big Apple. Sanitation wor...

SNL And The New Yorker Spoof Mayor Bloomberg (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's an exciting week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Because of the city's high-profile snow storm during Christmas (and the city's botched response to ...

NYC Blizzard: A Great Deterrent Against Violent Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It seems that all it takes to keep criminals at bay is a record-breaking blizzard that cripples the city. During the recent Christmastime blizzard-sn...

Lawyer Looking To Sue City On Behalf Of Riders Trapped On A Train

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A lawyer says he plans to file a lawsuit against the MTA on behalf of straphangers who were trapped for seven hours on an A train during the snow stor...

Bloomberg to City: Stop Calling!

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Terzis

Having just spent a few days in the New York area, I witnessed the impact of the snow on the metro area and the subsequent fallout from the city's per...

Conservatives Claim Unions Caused NY Snow Jam

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Johnson

The corporate/conservative right are currently working a narrative that public employees and their unions are the reason for state and local budget problems.

Bloomberg Changes His Tune: City's Snowstorm Response A Fail

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited some of the neighborhoods hard-hit by the Christmas weekend blizzard and confessed Thursday that the ...

Chris Christie Slammed For Disney World Vacation During 'Snowpocalypse'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics are taking aim at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his decision to embark ---- and now remain -- on his Disney World vacation even while...

WATCH: Tow Truck Crashes Into Parked Car On Brooklyn Street

The Huffington Post | Ashley McAdams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city is flailing as city workers try to dig New York out of this massive blizzard. Check out this video of a city tow truck dragging a front-end l...

Blizzard: Busiest Day For NYFD Since 9/11

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of buses and dozens of ambulances are stuck in the snow all over New York City and slowing the city's progress clearing snow-fil...

The 18-HOUR Subway Ride From JFK To Park Slope

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It took hours for Christopher Mullen to get off a plane from sunny Cancun and on to a half-empty subway car, his only way home. It wo...

Bloomberg Defends City's Response To Snowmageddon 2010 | By Helen Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"The world has not come to an end," Bloomberg said. "The city's going on. Many people are taking the day off. Most stores are open. There's no reason ...

City May Get 10 Inches Of Snow By Friday

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PHILADELPHIA — A slow-moving winter storm packing heavy, wet snow and potentially flooding rain spread over the Northeast on Thursday, disruptin...

A Prologue to the (Non)Challenge of Eating In

Stacy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Miller

In an official capacity, I should be waxing poetic about farmers markets here. Indeed, there is an unexpected bounty of winter fare to be found among ...