Chicago experienced its seventh-highest snow total on record this week, welcoming a total of 23.1 inches of fresh snowfall from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Then, the cold came, and the Windy City became a haven of snow and ice.
But it's not simply the snow and ice; Chicago sees plenty of both every winter. It's the misery of below-zero high temperatures mixed with the slipping and sliding of people who just wanted to get to work.
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