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Let’s be careful out there

Friday, Mar 14, 2014

* NBC Chicago

Falling ice has become an issue in Chicago following the rain and snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday, as political consultant Dan Curry can attest to firsthand.

He was walking downtown Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by falling icicles.

“It hurt. It felt like a baseball had hit me in the head,” Curry said. “The thing that really scared me was that there was a lot of blood, and I reached up and my hands were filled with blood and there was blood all over the place.”

Luckily, a couple of Good Samaritans stopped to help him.

* Dan works for Doug Truax and posted this image on his Twitter feed


- Posted by Rich Miller        


22 Comments
  1. - William j Kelly - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 9:38 am:

    Well that’s one way to get your candidate a little face time


  2. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 9:38 am:

    It’s for real all right.

    In my experience, the most dangerous spot is by the Stone Container Building at Michigan and Randolph.

    Big chunks of ice break off that diamond-shaped, slanted glass roof. Missed my melon by inches more than once.


  3. - Norseman - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 9:39 am:

    Been in Chi. One almost hit my son.


  4. - William j Kelly - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 9:50 am:

    If truax pulls this off just imagine all the ice chunk mishaps campaign managers will be reporting in subsequent election cycles.


  5. - justsayin' - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:02 am:

    Why is Truax smiling????!!!!!! Ugh!!!!!!!!! Your guys looks like he has a concussion and you are smiling???????? Never let a good crisis go to waste!


  6. - ??? - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:05 am:

    I narrowly missed getting beaned in the head with an ice chunk while I was walking in Chicago last evening. It fell about 5 or 6 inches in front of my face.


  7. - Served - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Had a friend get hit in the loop last night. Not major, thankfully.

    I got nailed in Lakeview on Wednesday, but luckily the ice was just from a two-story building.


  8. - William j Kelly - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Truax election night speech- I would like to thank my wife, my campaign manager, the ice chunk….


  9. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    Meanwhile in Bonita Springs, Jim Oberweis just ordered a refill on his Arnold Palmer, “extra ice please.”


  10. - Anonymiss - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:28 am:

    @justsayin’ - at least he’s not giving a thumbs up?


  11. - Stones - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    Pretty dangerous. A neighbor of ours once had a stroke caused by an icicle hitting her on the head when she was trying to clear her gutters. I can imagine what ice falling off a large building in the loop might do.


  12. - Walker - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    Best wishes on election night.


  13. - Joe M - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:46 am:

    Twenty years ago, Donald Booth of Milwaukee was killed as he passed in front of the entrance of the Neiman Marcus department store and a 100-pound block of icecame loose 45 feet above and landed on him.

    He was strolling down Michigan Ave to pass the time while his daughter was taking a college entrance exam.


  14. - William j Kelly - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    Future historians will record- the truax dynasty began with an ice chunk, which is how Chicago came to be know as the city of big ice chunks.


  15. - Irish - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:25 am:

    I heard the ice chunk had a bit of ice cream on it.


  16. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    Just Ouch. It’s like a real-life V-8 Commercial. Glad he’s OK. Curry’s a good dude.


  17. - William j Kelly - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:14 pm:

    Rich, I can tell this incident has really affected the political operatives on the campaign trail, even the most jaded of operatives are greeting their colleagues with the salutation - HEY!! watch for falling ice you stupid son of a b^€h!!!!


  18. - Amalia - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    candidates always seem to find a way to get their staff wounded.


  19. - Joan P. - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    I was standing at my bus stop yesterday, and I swear I thought it was hailing. All the trees were shedding bits of ice.


  20. - Liandro - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    Meanwhile in Bonita Springs, Jim Oberweis just ordered a refill on his Arnold Palmer, “extra ice please.”

    Ok, 47th ward, you got me: I straight lol’d at that.

    To the post: Ouch. My little one-story I can walk around and knock anything free that might be near walking paths, but some of those buildings in Chi would pack a beating.


  21. - Living in Machiaville - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    I second the motion on 47th Ward’s comments. LOL for sure.


  22. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 5:39 pm:

    It’s the thing you’re always worried about when you’re going to and fro, pretty much ANYwhere in Downtown Chicago when it starts to warm a bit. Why just yesterday, I myself, I should say, my VEHicle on the Expressway, dodged about a 2 foot chunk of Snow sliding off of one of the Overhead Street Signs–got a few of the “Trickle-down Effect icicles and/or snow pellets pop off the ‘ol windshield, though. Too close for MY comfort…!

    Indeed, Folks, DO be careful out there, and keep a look out up, and around. People are often lookin’ at me like I’m a goof when I’m checking, especially around Buildings which have legally, but perhaps for good cause, POSTED their “Warning/Caution–Falling Ice and/or Snow” Signs and/or wooden horses in front of their Buildings, but ya can really never play it too safe in life…!

    Meanwhile, all my best to Mr. Curryfor the trauma he suffered yesterday, and God’s Speed for a quick and hopefully thorough recovery…!


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