‘I’m done with it’ among Southland sentiments about winter
By Nick Swedberg Correspondent March 3, 2014 9:18AM
Dan Finn, 13, of Orland Park, skids to a stop on the ice Sunday afternoon at Centennial Park in Orland Park. | Nick Swedberg/Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 4, 2014 6:27AM
A blast of late winter snow that blow through the south suburbs over the weekend was met with mixed feelings by some Sunday.
“I’m a good Chicagoan but I’m done with it,” said Jennifer Krentkowski, 32, of Tinley Park, who spent the part of the afternoon shopping with family in Orland Park.
Parts of the Chicago area saw several inches of snow fall Saturday night and Sunday morning. The brutal winter has brought the fourth-most amount of snow to Chicago on record.
Others took the cold weather in stride and found something fun to do with on a Sunday.
Brad and Becky Bruce of Oak Lawn took their two small children to the ice rink at Centennial Park in Orland Park. This is the first year of ice skating for Jack, 2, and Kenny, 4. Becky Bruce said they are slowly introducing them to the winter activity.
“We snowmobile, ski, everything,” Becky Bruce said. “You have to if you live in the Midwest.”
James Esposito recently returned from a vacation in Florida to this “rotten cold,” he said. Unlike some people, the 18-year-old from Tinley Park is done with winter.
“I am eagerly awaiting the warmer weather,” Esposito said.