The first snow
Yes, it’s a signal of many months of car-scraping, dibs battles, and stealthily deep slush puddles ahead. But call us nostalgic and sentimental (you have called us worse!) -- there’s still something magical about that first time the city gets a pristine blanket of white. It wears off pretty fast, though.
NO MORE STREET CLEANING TICKETS UNTIL APRIL!!!
A chance to reconnect with old friends who are in from out of town, and have your parents question your direction in life when you’re hungover for Thanksgiving dinner… at 4pm the next day.
The Winter Classic
Outdoor hockey is unassailably cool, and the Hawks' talent/popularity should ensure this is at least a semi-regular occurrence for the foreseeable future.
That random 55-degree day in January or February
It’s usually a short reprieve from the oppressive cold, but it’s just enough to keep you going, reminding you that there are better days ahead and to enjoy the thrill of a marginally lighter jacket.