flooding

Samuel Love

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

An SUV is stuck in a flooded viaduct near 43rd Street and Oakley Avenue, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the Chicago area overnight. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Heavy Storms Cause Power Outages, Flooding In Chicago Area

Thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were left in the dark overnight, and many local streets were flooded, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

05/29/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois Flooding

President 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.

05/11/2013

This was the scene in Marseilles, Ill. three weeks ago when the Illinois River flooded a section of town. (CBS)

Illinois River Town Still Recovering From Flood

Two hundred families still can’t return home in Marseilles. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/10/2013

A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Two Weeks Later, West Pullman Sinkhole Bigger Than Ever

Like the hole itself, it grew into a bigger job than first thought. Tonight, the hole is bigger than ever, the sewer smell worse than ever, and the residents are being told it will take at least a couple more weeks.

05/06/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Buyer Beware: Flood-Damaged Cars Showing Up In Want Ads, Craigslist

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, the Chicago area’s major new-car dealer group and sponsor of the Chicago Auto Show, has issued an alert to its members warning of the flood of damaged cars likely to be brought in.

05/04/2013

Crews used inflatable rafts and other boats to evacuate residents from Forest View, after the Des Plaines River flooded most of the town. (Credit: CBS)

Forest View Residents Vent Frustration Over Flooding

The crowd cheered when Village President Richard Grenvich and Fire Department Shift Commander John Kaiser said no one in Forest View died. No one was seriously hurt and 258 people were rescued, some minutes from drowning. Power and water never shut down.

04/23/2013

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