A large part of central Illinois observed above normal snowfall (green and blue shades) during meteorological winter, which runs from December through February. A review of the winter season is available at this link. (click image to enlarge)
A tornado caused $7 million damage as it moved northeast across Chicago. First touching down at 91st and Hoyne Sts, it eventually moved onto Lake Michigan. 3,000 homes were damaged, and 9 major buildings had to be torn down. One person was killed after being thrown against a building. 115 people were injured.