Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
The 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.
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.”
The 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.
The 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.
After 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
A middle-aged man is lucky to be alive this morning after jumping into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to show off Wednesday night.
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.
It cost taxpayers almost $2.4 million when nearly 80 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago employees quit late last year rather than lose benefits.