50 Years Ago, Illinois Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History

One of the worst natural disasters to ever strike the state of Illinois was the Chicago 1967 blizzard. Twenty-three inches of snow fell in about a day, leaving cars stranded and a city in a white-out for days. We’ve had Polar Vortexes and have certainly seen plenty of snow, but it’s never been anything like what they saw 50 years ago. Scroll on to read the story.

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