Batavia City Council, Residents Wrestle Over What To Do With Century-Old Dam

A century-old dam in west suburban Batavia is either a major attraction or a major nuisance, depending on your source, and its future remains in doubt.


The Illinois River is flooding the town of Mareilles. (CBS)

Flooding Displaces Hundreds Of Marseilles Residents

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.


Residents say the city tore down a home-made dam, creating flood conditions during rains and thaws. (CBS)

Dolton Residents: Village Destroyed Home-Made Dam, Causing Floods

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.


Demolition crews work on the removal of the Hofmann Dam in Riverside, Ill. (Credit: Illinois Government News Network)

Governor Celebrates Removal Of Dam In Riverside

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Fox River, Elgin

Elgin Teens In Big Trouble For Rafting Over Fox River Dam

Three Elgin teenagers have court dates, after being arrested for doing something that could have cost them their lives.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Man Dies After Trying To Rescue Boy From Fox River In Geneva

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.