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The 13 things you find after the snow melts

In Chicago, spring is not so much a time of renewal so much as discovery. Here are the typical pieces of garbage you see on the ground right about now.

Written by
Brent DiCrescenzo
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Winter is over! Technically. Recent warm-ish temperatures have finally melted away the mounds of dirty plowed snow that piled up for months. Among the many spring events in Chicago: We can again eat and drink outside on patios and rooftop bars, the crocuses are popping up and, unfortunately, you encounter such unwelcome sights as a crusty pair of underwear that's been hiding outside your apartment since New Year's Eve. Peeling the snow away from our sidewalks is like looking under the cushions of a frat house sofa—you really don't want to know what's under there. 

Here are the top 13 things you'll find now that the snow has melted.

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A variety of McNugget dipping sauces

13. A variety of McNugget dipping sauces

A local rapper's demo CD

12. A local rapper's demo CD

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Medicine

11. Medicine

Lottery tickets, losing

10. Lottery tickets, losing

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Packet of cigarettes

9. Packet of cigarettes

An iPhone screen

8. An iPhone screen

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A surgical mask next to a Slim Jim wrapper

7. A surgical mask next to a Slim Jim wrapper

Children's pajamas

6. Children's pajamas

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A Christmas tree

5. A Christmas tree

Panties

4. Panties

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Flamin' Hot Cheetos

3. Flamin' Hot Cheetos

A Capri Sun pouch tangled in a bag of dog excrement

2. A Capri Sun pouch tangled in a bag of dog excrement

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So much dog poop

1. So much dog poop

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