Agreeable Day: Chicago Did a Great Job Cleaning Up Its Snow

That really was a difficult snowstorm that hit Chicago this week. More than a foot and a half of snow—plus high wind—makes for a tough time in a big city. And Midwestern winters are very cold. People who live there must be tempted to shut things down for a few days and take their time recovering. Nevertheless, after some rough spots, the Windy City ended up

getting the snow off the streets promptly and effectively


When a similar storm hit New York in December, it took much longer to clean up. Of course, the New York storm hit during the holidays, when some city officials had to balance their duties with travel and family responsibilities. So they

didn’t respond as smoothly

as they might have wanted to. But they have worked extra hard on all the snowstorms since then.