Urban flooding in Illinois is most common in older parts of towns and has been made worse by urbanization and changes in climate, according to a new state report.
Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.
Flooding fears are rising along the Kankakee River, where the wet forecast is on everyone’s mind.
The Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.
Rain in the Kankakee area was sparking concerns about more flooding, along the swollen Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers, which were already at or beyond flood stage on Tuesday in some spots.
(CBS) — One of the hardest hit areas from last night’s severe weather is Aroma Park in Kankakee County, about 62 miles south of Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke to homeowners assessing the damage. […]
The rain might have stopped falling hours ago, but most of the Chicago area remained under a flood warning Tuesday morning, with many streets still covered in water from a series of storms that dropped nearly 5 inches of water in some suburbs.
CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]
Flooding after a night of heavy rain has shut down the ramp from the eastbound Interstate 290 Eisenhower Expressway to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) Sunday morning.
Ice jams have been forming on bends in the Kankakee River near Wilmington and that’s forcing water near, though not yet over, flood stage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Tuesday, it was slimy black water on the south concourse floor. Friday afternoon, the water was clear, for the most part, but it left a big puddle at the bottom of the staircase leading to Gates 6, 8 and beyond.
Walsh Construction blames the city sewer system. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Strong winds have been creating huge waves on Lake Michigan on Friday, with the National Weather Service predicting waves as high as 23 feet.
Rain fell steadily across the Chicago area Wednesday morning, and though the storm system has begun clearing out as it heads east, more rain could be on the way Wednesday evening.
Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.
Parts of the Eisenhower Expressway were closed for more than four hours and part of the CTA’s Blue Line was shut down temporarily early Tuesday because of flooding from storms.
Governor Quinn signed a series of new laws are focusing attention on flooding and water safety in Illinois.
After a couple weeks which saw some torrential downpours, uprooted trees, and power outages from summer storms, a group from southwest suburban Midlothian was speaking out Thursday, because they’re tired of their property repeatedly flooding.
Remember the storms last Monday? Some people on a stretch of Bloomindale say they’re still cleaning up because of someone else’s mistake. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Flooding from Monday night’s storm has forced a temporary delay on the project to renovate the Chicago Riverwalk downtown.