Thursday Rain Brings Flood Concerns To Chicago AreaThursday’s rain soaked Chicago with 1.84 inches of rain, bringing some rivers in the area near flood stage.
Part Of Southwest Highway Closed For Next Day Or Two, Following Rains: IDOTRain-flooded Southwest Highway was expected to remain closed from 131st to 135th streets near southwest suburban Orland Park.
Flooding In Bucktown Is Same Old Story, Residents SayOn Thursday, parts of Bucktown were inundated. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Water Main Break Floods Several Blocks In SauganashThe city’s Water Management Department was notified of the water main break around 3 a.m. near Kilpatrick and Caldwell avenues.
Southwest Suburban Braceville Flooded After Extremely Heavy RainsFar southwest suburban Braceville was overwhelmed by flooding on Sunday, after more than four inches of rain fell in less than two hours.
Chicago Red Cross Volunteers Helping Louisiana Flood VictimsAs soon as a Red Cross truck from Chicago arrived in Baton Rouge, it was put to work transporting bottled water and ready-to-eat meals to flood victims.
Illinois State Fair Reopens After Friday Flooding In SpringfieldFair organizers said the hardest-hit area was a campground, where access continues to be restricted.
FEMA Denies Illinois' Request For Federal Flood AssistanceFEMA administrator W. Craig Fugate said in a letter notifying the state of the denial that the damage from floods and severe storms isn't beyond the capabilities of the state, affected municipalities and voluntary agencies.
Death Toll Rises To 20 As Flooding Threatens Levees In Missouri And Downstate IllinoisA rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. At least 20 deaths over several days in Missouri and Illinois were blamed on flooding, mostly involving vehicles that drove onto swamped roadways.
Rare Winter Flood Threatens Missouri, Illinois LeveesA rare winter flood pushed swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, sparking widespread evacuations and the transfer of inmates from an Illinois state prison as Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic away from submerged roads.
Elmhurst Officials Purchase Two Homes To Decrease FloodingThe two homes are located in the 200 block of North Geneva Avenue, and will provide flood reduction benefits to nine homes that have flooded in the past. The homes will provide conveyance for storm water into and out of any future storm water facility in East End Park, according to a statement from the City of Elmhurst.
Cleanup Underway After Storms Bring Flooding, TornadoSevere weather left its mark on the Chicago area Friday night, from flooding to a tornado that touched down in southwest suburban Frankfort, and efforts to clean up and recuperate from the damage continued Saturday morning.

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