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.
Grants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
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.
Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.
It’s going from bad to worse in one Wheeling mobile home park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week’s deluge, combined with Tuesday’s rainfall make this April the wettest on record.
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.
Tuesday’s rain means new worries for people battling flood waters across Chicagoland.
Residents dealing with record flooding in Lake County are keeping a close eye on the Fox River on Monday.
A levee breach along the Des Plaines river sent water rushing into homes and basements in southwest suburban Forest View.
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.