Maintenance workers use a wet vacuum to suck up water from carpet in a mailroom at Trump Tower, after a pipe burst during a test of the building's sprinkler system. (Credit: CBS)

Pipe Bursts At Trump Tower, Causing Small Flood

Part of the Trump Tower flooded on Thursday, after a pipe burst while crews were testing the sprinkler system.



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

Brookfield Zoo Closes Because Of Flooding

The animals are doing fine, zoo directors said, and the zoo will have staff on site to continue to look after them.


Lincoln Avenue Water Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Down Lincoln Avenue Near Armitage

Traffic was disrupted early Monday when a water main broke and flooded busy Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Park-Old Town neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Flood

Water Leak Damages Some Ritz-Carlton Hotel Rooms

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is cleaning up some water damage in a few rooms, and workers continue to assess the impact from a water main leak.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Samuel Clucas

Man Charged With Breaking Sprinkler, Flooding SpyBar

A trendy Near North Side nightclub is planning to hold its 15th anniversary celebration Friday night, but that was a question mark for a while after what happened there early Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Pilsen Water Main Break

Repairs Continue After Broken Water Main Floods Pilsen Streets

Crews have patched a 36-inch water main that ruptured in the Pilsen neighborhood Monday night, but full repairs were still underway and residents were still facing a long cleanup process after homes and businesses were flooded.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Flooded Street (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rain Expected, Flood Advisory Issued For Area

Thunderstorms are expected to move into the Chicago area Sunday night, prompting a flood advisory.


Swimming Pool (Credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Leaking Pool Sends Suburban Students Home Early

Students at northwest suburban high school were sent home early Wednesday due to flooding in a portion of the building.


Cook County Jail

Hydrant Break Wreaks Havoc On Cook County Jail Intake

Steve Patterson with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says a construction crew working near the jail hit a fire hydrant line and 4 to 5 feet of water came gushing into the basement of intake.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2011

Cook County Jail

Flood Destroys Clothing Donated For Ex-Inmates

Organizers of an annual Cook County clothing drive are scrambling to find more donations after a basement flood destroyed boxes of items.


Pakistan Flood

Fundraiser Set For Pakistan Flood Victims

It’s been four months since monsoon rains crippled much of Pakistan. Despite lasting devastation there, the world’s attention has been largely focused on other disasters. Chicago’s Pakistani-American community would like to change that. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.



Water Main Break Floods Part Of Rush

Authorities say a water main break flooded part of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.