City Scenes

There was snow and rain today and it’s expected to get extremely cold in the next few days. Walking on a slushy path at Humboldt Park Saturday morning Fernando Cordova gets ready to throw a big stick for his patiently waiting dog Elvis a boxer. He said, “It’s nice that we haven’t had snow till now.” | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times


Moises Arteaga, 15, scrapes the slush off a neighbors front steps near Wrightwood and Lawndale avenues Saturday morning because he said, “My mom told me to.” He said that he wanted to shovel it before it freezes. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Leo Klem, 10, (left) and his sister Ella, 8, of Oak Park, try to keep dry Saturday afternoon near the intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen avenues after going out to lunch with their parents. Then they headed out to do some shopping. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times


Judy Lawson uses a dirt shovel to scrape the slush off her sidewalk near Wrightwood and Lawndale avenues Saturday morning because she said that it was the only thing she had, but it did the job. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times


Lisa Jacob (left) and Eric Makhni of New York City head toward the intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen avenues as they spend the day exploring Wicker Park. Makhni is going to be working in Chicago sometime in the future and wants to check out the city and said, “We picked a little rainy day to visit.” | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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