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Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

New Report Details Urban Flooding Problems In Illinois

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.

07/08/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

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.

06/25/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

With Rain On The Way, Kankakee Residents Keeping Close Eye On Rising River

Flooding fears are rising along the Kankakee River, where the wet forecast is on everyone’s mind.

06/24/2015

The flooded Illinois River near Ottawa, not far from Utica and Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Glen Schieberl)

Flooding Along Illinois River Prompts Evacuations In Utica

The Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.

06/17/2015

Radar image of scattered showers moving through the Chicago area Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Scattered Showers Return To Chicago Area, More Possible Thursday

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.

06/17/2015

Flooding on the Kankakee River. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowners Clean Up After Flood Damage, Worry About More Rain

(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. […]

06/16/2015

A car drives down a flooded street in Stone Park on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in some Chicago suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Slowly Recedes Amid Dry Conditions Tuesday

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.

06/16/2015

A vehicle stranded in high water in Will County. | NVP News

Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

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 […]

06/16/2015

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Flooding Shuts Down Eisenhower Ramp To Dan Ryan

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.

06/14/2015

Ice jams on the Kankakee River in Will County have prompted the closure of Warner Bridge Road, due to possible structural damage. The ice jams also are at risk of coming on shore and damaging homes, if the river rises much further. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Concerns Have Officials Keeping An Eye On Kankakee River Ice Jams

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.

01/28/2015

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Another Pipe Bursts At Union Station, Delaying Trains

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.

01/09/2015

A Bucktown family blames Walsh Construction for blocking storm water outlets and causing massive flooding over the summer. (CBS)

Bucktown Family Sues Construction Firm After Flooding Along 606 Trail

Walsh Construction blames the city sewer system. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/15/2014

High waves crashing onto Lake Shore Drive on Friday flooded the northbound lanes, prompting police to close the drive from Division Street to just south of North Avenue. (Photo courtesy Emily Miller)

High Waves Swamp Parts Of Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier

Strong winds have been creating huge waves on Lake Michigan on Friday, with the National Weather Service predicting waves as high as 23 feet.

10/31/2014

Shari Hecker places a sandbag at the foot of her basement door, in case of any possible flooding from Wednesday's rain.  Her basement got more than 30 inches of water during a larger storm on Aug. 22, and she and other Burbank residents feared a repeat from Wednesday's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Burbank Residents Fear More Flooding From Latest Storm

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.

09/10/2014

Some residents in west suburban Bellwood had to throw away furniture damaged by flooding from Monday night's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday’s Storm

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.

08/05/2014

Parts of I-290 were closed due to flooding early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Eisenhower Reopens After Flooding From Storms

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.

08/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Water Safety, Urban Flooding Laws

Governor Quinn signed a series of new laws are focusing attention on flooding and water safety in Illinois.

08/03/2014

A collage of photos of flooding from recent storms in Midlothian. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Midlothian Residents Fed Up With Chronic Flooding

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.

07/17/2014

Home video of flooding along Bloomingdale Avenue, apparently caused by sewer grates covered with protective screens during construction of The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail. (Credit: Home Video)

Construction Crews Blamed For Flooding Along Trail Site

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.

07/07/2014

Heavy rains Monday night caused the Chicago River to flood a project to expand the Riverwalk downtown. The project was delayed while crews worked to drain or pump out the water. (Credit: Twitter/@ChicagoPhotoSho)

Chicago River Floods Riverwalk Construction Project

Flooding from Monday night’s storm has forced a temporary delay on the project to renovate the Chicago Riverwalk downtown.

07/01/2014

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