Season’s First Big Snow

The first snowfall each year is a Chicago right of passage. Take a look at some of the best images from winter's arrival around the area.

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AP
Cassidy Darrow, 7, right, launches a snowball at Hanna Green, 9, during a neighborhood snow fight Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Peoria, Ill.
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Richard White
Even the president-elect has to deal with the snow. The SUV motorcade, with President-elect Barack Obama aboard, leaves his home as he heads downtown for a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
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Boston Police
Snowfall this morning on my way to work.
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Brandi Wall
The few berries left in the tree frosted with fresh snow.
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Brian Gardner
Taken on 12-1-08. First big snow fall of the year. Location is Mundelin IL.
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Eduardo Martínez Díaz
Slick roads sent this car off Hacker Road in Brighton Township, Mich. Sunday Nov. 30, 2008. Many drivers found conditions questionable in the wake of early afternoon snows that quickly slicked area roads, causing numerous accidents.
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Eduardo Martínez Díaz
This car slid right through the intersection and into a ditch, at the corner of Seymour Lake road and Hadley road in Ortinville, Mich., Nov. 30, 2008. Heavy snows and some rain, made the roads in north Oakland county very slippery.
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Montgomery County Fire
Kyle Luttig gives his little brothers, Brandon, 7, in front, and Josh, 10, a ride on a sled in their Fowler, Mich. yard as four inches of snow fell in five hours Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 in the Fowler area. The weather service is calling for an additional five or more inches before the storm passes.
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Owen Lowary, 6, of Burlington, Iowa, smiles while tasting snow with his father Tad Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in front of their Burlington home. Area residents awoke to to about an inch of snow covering the ground.
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