The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Much A-Plow About Nothing

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 15, 2008 3:20PM

The reason there won't be any sand to put on streets Wednesday morning after the predicted snow tomorrow night is because Mayor Daley has kicked it all in our face. After last week, when inches of snow and ice piled up in Chicago and made things insanely treacherous for everyone and even had an alderman bitching and moaning about the lack of plowing, the city mobilized 184 plows early this morning for a minimal amount of ice. So four inches of snow and ice warrants nothing but a bit of sleet warrants half the fleet? We've known for a while things were ass-backwards at City Hall, but this season's handling of plowing is taking it to new heights.