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.
Hundreds of people in flood-affected areas lined up outside a North Side state assistance agency on Wednesday to apply for food assistance.
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.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot looks at how residents of the west suburb are coping, weeks after flooding ruined homes.
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.
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.
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.
Two hundred families still can’t return home in Marseilles. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.
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.
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.
The clean up is underway in Chicago’s suburbs, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
The Village of Niles is honoring three public services department employees tonight who rescued a bicyclist from flood waters last Thursday morning.
There’s a new deal today that Chicago city officials hope will help flooded home owners on the Northside.
Governor Quinn has declared flood disasters in four additional Illinois counties. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the work of assessing damage is still far from over.
Now the clean-up begins for thousands of Chicago area residents whose homes and businesses were inundated by flooding.
A levee breach along the Des Plaines river sent water rushing into homes and basements in southwest suburban Forest View.
A southwest suburban hospital has evacuated patients because of rising floodwaters from a nearby creek and the Illinois River.
Some enterprising plumbers have been making a lot of money from the flooding on the North Side, where they’ve been side-stepping the law to help people out.
As he toured flood damage in the western and northwestern suburbs, Gov. Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency, and said residents of northeastern Illinois must be prepared for flooding throughout the state over the next few days.