Phelan: Winter weather overstaying its welcome
I’ve lived in northern Illinois my entire life, so I’m used to freezing winters. As a kid, I would make snowmen and igloos until I was nearly hypothermic, and now I get to do even more fun things, such as scrape ice off my car every morning. I wouldn’t say that I love winter, but I get it. I tolerate it, and I can live through the cold each year with the thoughts of warm spring sunshine to maintain my sanity.