Don't know about Chicago, but things were fine between We-Go and Lombard. Things did get NASTY on Sunday though, I was heading back to We-Go from the southern end of Naperville (Mom is back in the Nursing Home down there) and at one point it was raining so hard that my wipers couldn't keep up and I thought I was going to have to pull over and let the storm pass!
The rain we've gotten so far should help, but with what I've learned over the past couple weeks, how you mow makes a difference as well. Some people seem to not be able to afford that, some refuse to spend the money on water the grass needs to keep healthy and fight weeds from taking over.
I'm beat, I think friday, according to my phone, I walked over 12k steps, probably closer to 13k by the time I got home that night. Also drank a bunch of water and Gatorade, which just ended up soaked into my cloths as sweat.
Trust me, many of them really needed it! One thing that amazes me though, people will spend the money to chemically feed and weed their lawn with us, but don't feel the need or desire to water it, then complain how they're not getting results from our products. Also seen a few yards that before starting anything horticultural, I cut out or rip out what ever was back there and start from scratch, things were so overgrown and/or sick.