CHICAGO (AP) - Plows are clearing away the remains of a late winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on parts of Illinois and cut power to some 60,000 customers, including many in Cook and Will counties. The storm that blew into the state last night had forced the cancellation of about 350 flights at Chicago's major airports as of this morning.
CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is taking heat for spending the final week before next Tuesday's primary in Florida. The Sugar Grove dairy magnate faces Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax in the race to take on Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin. Oberweis left Illinois Saturday and will be at the condo he owns in Florida until Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to sell hundreds of piece of surplus heavy equipment on the state's online auction site. This month's sale will be the state's largest-ever web auction of surplus heavy equipment. Among the roughly 550 items to be sold are dump trucks, scoop loaders, backhoes, pickup trucks, cars and pavement rollers among other items.
CHICAGO (AP) - The frigid weather this winter has delayed the start of the water taxi season in Chicago. Wendella Cruises president Michael Borgstrom says the ice surrounding the boats at their winter home on the Calumet River is 20 inches thick. The frozen river and thick ice on Lake Michigan means the boats can't make the trip to the Chicago River. The season had been scheduled to start Friday but has been postponed until April 4.
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