This just annoys me! All these people NEEDED to go out during the storm (despite the dire warnings) on of all places, LAKE SHORE DRIVE. Then they had to be rescued! Sure, maybe a few of them actually needed to be there - but I bet many didn't.
Since when have the masses really paid attention to warnings about the weather and heeded the advice?
Lots of people still work in the Loop. Unfortunately, if you live along the lakefront up north a good ways, LSD (er, Lake Shore Drive for those outside of Chicagoland) is really the only practical route to take for most drivers.