The past 2 years here in Illinois I have seen the grass all winter long. It's cold, but almost zero snow. In 2010 though we had a massive snow storm like you guys north east and it took hours to shovel a path to my car, mailbox and access to the road but I enjoyed it. Will it ever noticeably snow in Illinois again?!
Take advantage of it, if you have kids take them sledding or build "snow fortresses" and the like. It'd probably be more enjoyable for you to see them having fun than it is for them to actually have the fun.lol
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