Residents woke up to a thick blanket of snow covering Oak Park and River Forest, with snow still falling Wednesday morning. Major streets were mostly clear and passable but intersections, alleys and side streets are still treacherous for most cars to traverse.
After unseasonably warm weather Monday the Oak Park area is bracing for the possibility of severe wind storms Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Chicago area starting Tuesday at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m.
Unofficial totals say Oak Park had the most rain of any Chicago-area community over the 18-hour period between 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Wednesday Journal scientists have been hard at work crunching numbers to figure out just how much rain really fell.
Web Extra! Audio slideshow and map Buried beneath Stevenson Park lies an essential part of Oak Park's water system that few people ever see. Last week, a small group, including some village trustees and members of the local media, were taken on a guided tour inside Oak Park's largest, and oldest, water reservoir.