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In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 photo, evening commuter traffic moves smoothly on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The Feb. 1, 2011, storm was the third worst in Chicago history: a crushing blizzard that paralyzed much of the city. A year after the Feb. 1 blizzard embarrassed Chicago by doing the unthinkable _ shutting down its iconic lakefront thoroughfare at rush hour, entombing hundreds of cars and buses and trapping passengers overnight _ Chicago residents have humbly taken the lessons to heart and city government has taken extra steps to keep it from happening again. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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