Junior, Stacy Rauber says she loves the snow, "i'm really excited because we get to go sledding."
But the snow isn't making others as happy. Barry Denbo works at the Champaign Post Office. He says he's been shoveling all day, and it's a losing battle.
"It keeps coming down. As soon as you get done, you gotta do it over again."
And his co-workers out on the streets are just as cold. Temperatures are near the single digits and there's about five inches of snow.
Patrick Moore, of Champaign, says there are health drawbacks to the snow.
"I kinda like the snow but the older I get the more colds I get so it does have its drawbacks."
Health drawbacks, and safety drawbacks. Roads are messy. And for drivers, that mess plus this frozen wipers can be a dangerous combination with lots of fender benders. But many aren't letting that get them down.
Dustin Hill says, it's time to play.
"Get out the snow mobiles the four wheel drives and start playing."
And play they did. Some tried to keep active by cross country skiing. Others, like University of Illinois student Robin Benjamin, chose to spend the day sledding.
"I haven't seen snow like this since freshman year s I decided to skip class and come sledding."
The snow brought on a day of ups...and downs.