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Chicago Flooding

The Des Plaines River floods well past its banks near Maywood and Oak Park, at Madison Street. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River Flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Federal Grants To Provide $190M In Flood Relief

Grants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.

07/31/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal Aid

In just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.

WBBM Newsradio–06/18/2013

Area around Big Bend Lake and the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. Still in flood recovery mode one month after the Great Flood of 2013. (Photo by Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making Repairs

It has been one month since major flooding overwhelmed much of the Chicago area, but many of the victims are no closer to being able to return to their homes.

05/17/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois Flooding

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in northeastern Illinois, including the entire Chicago metropolitan area. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says it opens the door for homeowners and businesses to seek disaster assistance.

05/11/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

Flood Waters, Warmer Temps Could Bring More Mosquitoes

The cooler spring so far means mosquito season has been delayed, but with the recent floods and warming temperatures, your back yard could soon be a haven for the buzzing, bloodsucking pests.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Rescue crews use inflatable boats to evacuate Albany Park neighborhood residents from their homes on April 19, 2013, after heavy flooding in the area from a deluge of rain. (Credit: CBS)

State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster Relief

Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

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Flooded Wheeling Residents Can’t Get Permits For Repairs

It’s going from bad to worse in one Wheeling mobile home park.

04/29/2013

All of the food at the Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry was ruined when the building flooded during last week's heavy rains. Twelve freezers also have to be replaced. (Photo courtesy: Pastor Trudy Griffins)

North Chicago Food Pantry’s Supplies Ruined By Floods

Pastor Trudy Griffins showed off the basement where all of Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry’s food was stored, until flood waters soaked the basement and everything in it.

CBS 2–04/26/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

AAA: Flooding Has Gas Prices Going Back Up, But Temporarily

Chicago area gasoline prices have been on a roller coaster the past few weeks. Right now, they’re on the upswing, but analysts don’t expect the increase to last long.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Costs Can Pile Up For Flood Victims With Worst Damage

Nearly a week after widespread flooding damaged thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, the exhausting and costly cleanup process continued for many flood victims on Wednesday.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

American Red Cross Distributing Cleanup Kits For Flood Victims

The American Red Cross has opened 12 sites in eight counties to distribute 5,000 cleanup kits to people with water damage from the recent flooding.

04/24/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Record Rainfall For April: 8.5 Inches

Last week’s deluge, combined with Tuesday’s rainfall make this April the wettest on record.

04/24/2013

Gene & Jude's Red Hot Stand was still undergoing major cleanup work five days after widespread flooding due to heavy rains, while the McDonald's next door was getting ready to open. The manager of the McDonald's invested in flood prevention equipment after a flood in 2008. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Tale Of Two Restaurants: Flood Damage Varies Depending On Preparations

Two eateries next door to each other in northwest suburban River Grove were in very different stages of cleanup on Tuesday, as flood waters from the Des Plaines River slowly receded.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Rain Slows Receding Flood Waters

Tuesday’s rain means new worries for people battling flood waters across Chicagoland.

04/23/2013

Fox River & Chain-o-Lakes to crest today. This is aptly named Atwater Parkway in Fox Lake. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Residents Along Chain O’ Lakes Battling Flood Waters

Residents dealing with record flooding in Lake County are keeping a close eye on the Fox River on Monday.

04/22/2013

Crews used inflatable rafts and other boats to evacuate residents from Forest View, after the Des Plaines River flooded most of the town. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Waters Starting To Recede In Hard-Hit Southwest Suburb

A levee breach along the Des Plaines river sent water rushing into homes and basements in southwest suburban Forest View.

04/20/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to city officials and local residents as he tours flood damage in the Albany Park neighborhood on April 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Day After Flooding, Mayor Makes First Tour Of Damage In Albany Park

More than a day after many city streets were flooded from heavy rain, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his first tour of the Albany Park neighborhood, the area hardest hit in Chicago.

04/19/2013

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