Flood Relief

Big Blast At Thornton Quarry To Help Relieve Flooding ProblemsThe "last blast" on Monday at the Thornton Quarry, along I-80, was the first step toward using the big hole to help relieve flooding on the South Side and in the south suburbs.
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.
Thousands Line Up To Meet Deadline For State Flood AssistanceOn 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.
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.
Flood Relief Workers: 'Hopefully Our Presence Really Helps People'Disasters like this week’s flooding bring out armies of volunteers to help those in need in the affected areas, doing what they can to bring a measure of comfort to the victims in a time of crisis.
Quinn: 'We All Have To Work Together' In Face Of Major FloodingAs he toured flood damage in the western and northwestern suburbs, Gov. Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency, and said residents of northeastern Illinois must be prepared for flooding throughout the state over the next few days.
Preckwinkle Wants Answers On Botched Flood ReliefCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to know what went wrong with a program designed to help repair flood-damaged homes.
Party Cost $79K Meant For Flood RepairDocuments show the Todd Stroger administration threw a zoo party for families affected by flooding. It cost nearly $79,000 in federal grant money meant to restore flood-damaged homes.
Disaster AssistanceThe deadline for applying for federal disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 17, 2010.