Giant snowmen, forts and dibs
In the days after the mighty Blizzard of 2011, aka Snowmageddon, Chicagoans finally felt safe enough to survey the damage and to try and resuscitate their buried cars. This led to wide-girthed snowmen/women hovering on street corners, forts piled high from shoveled snow and the time-honored annual tradition of dibs, which was much worse this year than in recent winters. An entire Chicago Dibs Tumblr account dedicated itself to images of a Virgin Mary statue, plants, bikes, an ironing board and every kind of junk imaginable used to aggressively save parking spots. In times of disaster, Chicagoans can really be creative.