Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Last Updated: 1:08 PM, February 7, 2011

Posted: 1:01 PM, February 7, 2011

CHICAGO -- A Chicago man's icy revenge continued to pick up YouTube hits Monday after he posted a video that shows his neighbor stealing his shovel -- and himself burying her car in snow.

David Welles discovered his shovel was missing after he went outside to build an igloo with his two-year-old daughter, he told WGN-TV in an interview.

He then checked surveillance footage from cameras set up around his property to see if he could identify the culprit.

The video, which he posted on YouTube, shows one of his neighbors letting her dog relieve itself on Welles' property before snatching the shovel to dig her nearby car out of the snow dumped by last week's massive storm.

Welles said he would have gladly let the woman borrow his shovel if she had only asked or at least returned it, but the theft infuriated him.

"I got a little … passive aggressive" he told WGN.

The rest of the video shows Welles using a snow blower to rebury the woman's car.

His surveillance cameras also captured the neighbor return to her vehicle to dig out her car once again, this time with a broom, which took her four hours.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Chicago Blizzard 2011 The Movie" Is In The Works!

Lake Shore Drive Pictures and Details Finally Leaking Out At The End of Day Two


As subfreezing weather descends upon Chicago in the wake of this storm the political fallout is just beginning. I remember watching the Mayor's press conference this morning after shoveling for 2+ hours and there was absolutely no mention of how bad the LSD problem was. They didn't show any pictures or video. All we had were word of mouth feedback from folks we need through friends who were stranded on the drive.

Image of stranded motorists will define 2011 blizzard

Some question city's decision to keep Lake Shore Drive open

Chicago's iconic lakefront boulevard — its snow-swept lanes littered with cars and buses entombed in drifts — emerged Wednesday as the defining image of the blizzard of 2011, a scene of slow-moving chaos amid a fierce storm otherwise handled deftly by millions throughout the region.

While workers struggled to clear vehicles and allow plows to begin unclogging one of the city's main north-south arteries, many who spent harrowing hours stranded on Lake Shore Drive during the height of the storm lashed out at the city's decision to keep the road open.

"I feel like someone missed the boat on not closing down Lake Shore Drive before it became a disaster," said Craig Close, who was stuck on the road for about eight hours as he tried to make it home to Lincoln Square.

There were no deaths or major injuries on the drive, but there was plenty of blame to go around. Commuters ignored daylong warnings and chose to drive home on a road known to be buffeted by fierce winds and sometimes waves sweeping off the lake. And city leaders faced questions about why they let the drive stay open for so long as snow piled up.

Mayor Richard Daley was conspicuously absent from the public eye during a high-profile city crisis, instead dispatching his chief of staff to take the blame and apologize to those left stranded.

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