Police and firefighters in the town of Marseilles in LaSalle County went door-to-door Thursday night, asking hundreds of people in a low-lying area to evacuate their homes because of rising water from the Illinois River.
Two years ago, Rodney Hewitt and Jerome Williams rented a Bobcat for $750 and built a 4-foot-high dam behind their property and the flooding stopped. They say the village came and destroyed it last summer.
Usually, when you see politicians gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at public projects, it’s to mark their completion or dedication. But Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn and others gathered in a park in west suburban Riverside, along the Des Plaines River, to celebrate the destruction of a dam.
Three Elgin teenagers have court dates, after being arrested for doing something that could have cost them their lives.
A Naperville man has died after jumping into Fox River in Geneva Friday morning to save his girlfriend’s son, who was pulled into the current under the dam.