Expect some unusual weather within the next few days, including the possibility of snow on Saturday.
Only in Chicago you get the possibility of snow in April. According to several weather experts, including weather.com, the Chicagoland area is up for some rain and snow. Yes, snow. Yesterday, many were hit with heavy showers, gusting winds and, in some areas, hail, according to ABC Chicago. Meanwhile, more than 370 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected Thursday followed by snow flurries on Saturday, according to weather.com. Temperatures will range from a low of 30 degrees on Friday to a high of 57 degrees on Sunday. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Twenty or 30 years ago, a candidate like Ilonka Ulrich likely would have never been able to run for village trustee, she said. But time has changed things, and the Skokie resident is excited to run this April.
Spend a few minutes with Ilonka Ulrich and you'll realize she's juggling a dozen things at once. Ulrich, who is a single mom, lawyer and of Latin-American descent, said the political world would have "never considered a person of my status running for village trustee 20 or 30 years ago." Ulrich is one of six Caucus Party candidates running for village trustee on April 9. All in all, there are nine contenders, with the other three running as Independents. "You have four women running and that just shows the progression of the Caucus Party," Ulrich said. "I think the mayor is very progressive and conscientious in who is choosing to run with him." Ulrich moved to Skokie from West Rogers Park about 11 years ago, when her son was only two. She …