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Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Federal Grants To Provide $190M In Flood Relief

Grants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.

07/31/2013

Thousands of people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding in April and May line up in the Roseland neighborhood to apply for state aid on June 21, 2013, the deadline to apply for flood relief funds. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Line Up To Meet Deadline For State Flood Assistance

On Friday, thousands of Chicago area residents were lining up at social service centers, waiting for a chance to get help from the state to pay for flood relief from the April and May storms.

06/21/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal Aid

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/18/2013

Area around Big Bend Lake and the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. Still in flood recovery mode one month after the Great Flood of 2013. (Photo by Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making Repairs

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.

05/17/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

Rescue crews use inflatable boats to evacuate Albany Park neighborhood residents from their homes on April 19, 2013, after heavy flooding in the area from a deluge of rain. (Credit: CBS)

State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster Relief

Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Costs Can Pile Up For Flood Victims With Worst Damage

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.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

American Red Cross Distributing Cleanup Kits For Flood Victims

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.

04/24/2013

Gene & Jude's Red Hot Stand was still undergoing major cleanup work five days after widespread flooding due to heavy rains, while the McDonald's next door was getting ready to open. The manager of the McDonald's invested in flood prevention equipment after a flood in 2008. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Tale Of Two Restaurants: Flood Damage Varies Depending On Preparations

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2013

Brookfield Zoo was closed this week following region-wide flooding. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo To Reopen After Floods Begin Receding

After being closed for two days due to flooding and street closures in the area, the Brookfield Zoo will reopen on Saturday, although it will close an hour earlier than normal.

04/19/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

Red Cross Providing Shelter For 200 Affected By Floods

The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

Workers pile up sandbags outside a Gurnee barbershop on Thursday. (Credit: Ed Curran/CBS)

Governor Declares 38 Counties Disaster Areas Due To Floods

The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.

04/19/2013

Flooding

It’s Deadline Day To Apply For Flood Disaster Aid

Wednesday is the last day for northern Illinois residents who wish to apply for disaster assistance for damages suffered this summer.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010