As survivors sift through the debris from at least 1,000 damaged and destroyed homes, they’re also finding bright spots and good reason to look to the future.
“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.
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.
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.
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.
The Aurora man whose home was full of birds is facing another deadline.
Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.
You never know what you’re going to find if you volunteer to clean out your local river.
Heavy rain plus thousands of Lollapalooza concert-goers stripped away much of the grass and left mud behind over the weekend.
Volunteers picked up trash at the North Avenue Beach Wednesday, to publicize “outdoor ethics” ahead of the official opening of the Chicago beaches on Friday.
Chicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.
The State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.
Residents within a square mile of a train derailment in Gary’s Miller section were being asked Sunday to stay indoors as much as possible to allow emergency and heavy equipment workers to clean up the wreckage.
The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.
Plans are in the works to clean up the Chicago River and its connected waterways, following an order by federal authorities.
Wednesday’s storm damage to boats was still apparent Friday along the lakefront. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli talks with experts who are conducting the cleanup.
Officials at the Chicago Park District say it will take several weeks and tens of thousands of dollars to repair the damage done to Grant Park during Lollapalooza.
The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive to sustain the institution until insurance kicks in.
As if the storm a week ago hadn’t been bad enough in itself, hard-hit Lake County is now bracing for the damage that unscrupulous contractors could do when they charge an arm and a leg to clear away the debris.