First da´Bears... and than the Cubs!
Well, I used to live in Palatine, Il. & Grayslake, Il. (in the neighborhood of Mike Ditka) for a couple of years in the the 80´s while studying... just "around your corner".
So don´t try to tell me that 12 inch of snow is something worth mentioning at this time of year...
...at least not in the "Greater Chicago Area"!!! :-)))
PS: Btw, I hated it too... but that was then... more than 20 years ago! ;-)
Shoot for the moon... even if you fail you will land among the stars!