http://cbs2chicago.com/local/snowstorm.1.foot.2.643198.html Massive Snowstorm Brings Nearly A Foot This Is The Fourth Snowiest Winter In 25 Years CHICAGO (CBS) â€• The Chicago area is digging out from a snowstorm that has dumped nearly a foot in some areas, and given a lot of people a good excuse for being late for work. The snow that began on Thursday afternoon had begun to subside by 11 a.m., but not before dumping 7.4 inches of snow at O'Hare International Airport. At CBS 2, 8.5 inches of snow fell. In Berwyn, there were 10.2 inches, in Elburn 11 inches. A winter storm remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Cook, Kankakee and Will counties and Northwest Indiana. As CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, it took some commuters three times as long as normal to get downtown from the neighborhoods or the suburbs Friday morning. The Kennedy Expressway looked like a frozen parking lot, and patience was running out.