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Roofing company workers use axes and hammers to chop away ice collected on the roof and in the gutters of a home in Warrenville. An ice dam that formed on the roof caused a leak inside when it began to melt and seeped inside the ceiling and walls. (Credit: CBS)

Continuing Thaw, Thursday Rain Threaten Flooding, Roof Damage

Chicago area residents were rushing to get roofs clear of ice dams, and shovel ice and snow away from storm drains and catch basins on Wednesday, as the heavy snow cover continues to melt, with rain on the way.

02/19/2014

A Chicago resident digs his car out from under fresh snowfall on Monday. The city got 5 inches officially, bringing the season's total to 67.9 inches so far this winter, the 5th highest total on record. (Credit: CBS)

Digging Out Again, Chicago Residents Await Thaw

After nearly five inches of snow on Monday, Chicago residents were digging out again on Tuesday, and were running out of places to put all the snow. All that snow could create another problem when it begins melting, possibly causing flooding in some areas.

02/18/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Pose Flood Risk

Record snow this winter could mean record flooding soon.

02/15/2014

Freezing Fog Advisory

Freezing Fog Advisory In Effect As Chicago Thaws Out

With temperatures expected to rise above freezing for the first time of 2014 on Friday, forecasters urged drivers to use caution as fog rolls into the area for the morning commute.

01/10/2014

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Search Resumes For Suburban Woman Missing In Southern Indiana

Crews in southern Indiana are going back out this morning to search the flooded White River for a 31-year-old woman from northwest suburban Des Plaines, after she was swept away yesterday morning.

12/30/2013

Steady rain overnight caused minor flooding on the Stevenson Expressway and other area roads on Oct. 31, 2013. (Credit: NVP Video)

Wet Start To Halloween Leaves Many Roads Flooded

An area of heavy rainfall moving east will shower the region with one to two inches of rain and cause minor flooding, according to The National Weather Service, which issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northwestern Illinois.

10/31/2013

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Chicago 4th Grader Collecting Toys For Flood, Tornado Victims

A Chicago fourth grader called the press to his South Side school on Friday to announce a toy drive to benefit kids who were victims of the flooding in Colorado and the tornadoes in Oklahoma.

10/18/2013

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Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn Down

A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.

09/25/2013

Crews prepare to blast a hole in the Thornton Quarry, the final such explosion needed to turn the quarry into an 8 billion-gallon flood-relief reservoir by 2015. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Big Blast At Thornton Quarry To Help Relieve Flooding Problems

The “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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2013

Dan Grotheer snapped this picture of lightning over the city from the East Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit: Dan Grotheer)

One Dead, Thousands Without Power Due To Storms

Strong storms knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday night, blew over several freight train cars, flooded many Chicago area streets, and cost a maintenance worker his life.

09/19/2013

The Des Plaines River floods well past its banks near Maywood and Oak Park, at Madison Street. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River Flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

State Bans Boating On Much Of Fox River

Because of high and fast-running water caused by last week’s storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery.

07/01/2013

A tree down in Hammond Indiana near city hall and Calumet Ave.

Severe Thunderstorm Sweeps Through Chicago Area

Severe thunderstorms moved through the Chicago area Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rains and high winds.

06/27/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Man, Dog Still Missing After Search Amid Barrington-Area Flooding

Rescue teams moved from the Flint Creek in Lake Barrington to the Fox River on Wednesday in search for a man and his dog, who were seen earlier in the day caught in the water floating downstream.

06/26/2013

A flooded street in northwest suburban Park Ridge on June 26, 2013. (Credit: Alan Thompson)

Photos: Heavy Rains Bring Floods To Northern Suburbs

Heavy rainfall that continued for several hours early Wednesday in the north and northwest suburbs left many streets and homes flooded.

06/26/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Halts Some Metra Trains, Closes Part Of Edens Expressway

Continuous heavy rainfall for several hours Wednesday morning caused flooding in several northern suburbs, and forced state police to shut down part of the Edens Expressway.

06/26/2013

Residents line up for state food assistance near 113th and Ellis.

Hundreds Of Flood Victims Line Up For Food Aid

Hundreds of people in flood-affected areas lined up outside a North Side state assistance agency on Wednesday to apply for food assistance.

06/19/2013

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

Brian Crow's bathroom is under renovation following the April floods that his Lisle. (CBS)

Lisle Residents Piecing Lives — And Homes — Together After Flood

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot looks at how residents of the west suburb are coping, weeks after flooding ruined homes.

06/06/2013

Nelson Reyes, who lives on Monticello Ave at the river.  His house is to the right, and the bare spot in the far background  is where the sandbags were taken away this morning. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Albany Park Residents Worried By Removal Of Sandbags

Residents of an Albany Park street that was inundated with flooding in April are now concerned that the city of Chicago seems to be taking the sandbags away from the North Branch of the Chicago River.

06/05/2013

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