Wondering if the streets will be clear and you can drive to ORD/MDW? Check out the City of Chicago Plow Tracker website. All the city plows are equipped with gps units that feed into a central computer system. This winter the city has gone transparent, posting that data in real time. You can enter an address and see where the nearest plows are working. A far cry from when I was growing up, and plowing streets was dependent on how well your alderman got along with the mayor and how well you got along with your alderman.