Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River FloodingThe 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.
Federal Grants To Provide $190M In Flood ReliefGrants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.
3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal AidIn 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.
A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making RepairsIt 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 Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois FloodingPresident 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.
Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster AreasOn Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
Flood Waters, Warmer Temps Could Bring More MosquitoesThe 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.
State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster ReliefHelp is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.
Flooded Wheeling Residents Can't Get Permits For RepairsIt’s going from bad to worse in one Wheeling mobile home park.
North Chicago Food Pantry's Supplies Ruined By FloodsPastor 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.
Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup WorkWork 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.
AAA: Flooding Has Gas Prices Going Back Up, But TemporarilyChicago 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.