Chicago, Oct. 18. - The bad -weather that struck Chicago yesterday is the 'orerunner of a blizzard that isreported in the west and northwest. Snow feil all yesterday with a heavy wind in South Dakota. At Kansas City, Mo., ;he earliest winter sterm in years was raging. All over Kansas wires were down and towns were shut off from communication with the outside world. In Nebraska snow feil, melting as fast as it came down, however. Snow feil at Des Moines, Ia.