Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area FloodingThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.
For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago RiverThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.
Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago BeachesThe effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.
Repairs To CTA Yellow Line To Take "Several Weeks"Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won't be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take "several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly."
Yellow Line Service To Be Shut Down For At Least Several Days Due To Embankment ErosionThe CTA Yellow Line between Skokie and the Rogers Park neighborhood could be out of service for a few days, after an embankment was washed out due to a construction accident.
Sanitary District Cop Caught On Tape Talking About Sleeping And Drinking On The JobThe Better Government Association has released tapes it obtained of a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer who accidentally left his radio microphone open last year, talking about how politically-connected employees get away with avoiding work.
Midlothian Residents Fed Up With Chronic FloodingAfter 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.
Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp LawsuitThe U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Swimming Banned At Beaches After Stormwater, Sewage Dumped In LakeThe heavy rainfall from Monday night's storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.
Heavy Rain Leads To Storm Tunnel Explosion In Calumet CityThe heavy rain from Sunday’s storms overwhelmed a stormwater system in south suburban Calumet City, causing an explosion in a sewer that's part of the Deep Tunnel system, and leaving a massive crater.
Man Rescued After Jumping In Canal To Show OffA middle-aged man is lucky to be alive this morning after jumping into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to show off Wednesday night.
Durbin, Kirk: It's Time To Clean Up Chicago River Illinois' two U.S. senators - and some other politicians - took a water taxi tour of the Chicago River Sunday before proclaiming that it's time to clean it up.