Chicago (AP) -- After being blanketed by snow, the National Weather Service forecasts northeastern Illinois will be hit by single-digit temperatures before moderating early during the weekend before a deep freeze sets in.
After a first round of snow hit New Year's eve and continued the following day, more snow fell Thursday, blanketing some areas with more than a foot of snow.
Nearly 17 inches of snow fell in some of Chicago's northern suburbs, and more than 12 inches of snow was recorded at Midway International Airport.
In central Illinois there were between 3 and 5 inches of snow. An unidentified person died in a traffic accident on Interstate 72 in Macon County, and a man died in southern Illinois when he suffered a heart attack while clearing snow.
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