Kids throughout the area got an unexpected snow day on Nov. 26 after an unusual winter storm dumped between 3 and 9 inches of heavy, icy snow on the Chicago area overnight. The sledding hill at Commons Park in North Riverside was busy following the overnight blizzard that closed schools that day. Some flew down the hill without a problem, while others wiped out. Either way, kids were happy to trudge back up the hill to give it another go.