For people worried about the high heating bills that come with bitter cold temperatures, and for those who hate driving in snow, we've been blessed with some great winter weather.
There could be somewhat of a flip side.
Because of the gentle conditions, there could be more bugs than usual this coming summer, especially mosquitoes.
With mosquitoes comes the threat of disease, especially West Nile Virus.
The Illinois Department of Health writes on its Web site:
"What's the most dangerous creature on earth? Without question the answer is: the mosquito.