Sewer

The owners of eight condos in a Lincoln Park development  say the city was responsible for damage from a water leak. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Condo Owners Say City Responsible For Water Leak

It’s complicated. But if you’re a property owner you need to know something about the Chicago rules on “private drains” or you could get drained of thousands of dollars. Who pays to repair them?

04/08/2015

Orland Park firefighters work to rescue a man who fell 12 feet down a sewer. (Credit: Orland Park Fire District)

Man Who Fell Into Orland Park Sewer: “I’m About 12 Feet Below The Ground”

Calls for help from at least 12 feet below ground; authorities have released the audio from a call to 911 made by a man who fell through a manhole into a sewer in the south suburbs on Saturday evening.

12/30/2014

Rescue crews on scene where the man fell into the manhole. | Photo from Network Video Productions

Man Rescued After Falling 20 Feet Down Sewer, Calling 911

“Amazing” is what the chief of the Orland Fire Protection District calls the rescue of a man who fell into a sewer Saturday evening.

12/28/2014

A large crater was created by a "hydraulic explosion" in part of the Deep Tunnel system in Calumet City, after valve designed to relieve pressure from stormwater buildup that did not vent properly. (Credit: CBS)

Heavy Rain Leads To Storm Tunnel Explosion In Calumet City

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.

05/12/2014

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

Gustavo Briceno and his wife (Family photo)

Sewer Worker’s Wife Learns About His Drowning On Facebook

A sewer worker’s greatest fear became reality Wednesday night, when he drowned after he was swept away by rushing storm waters, and his widow had to find out about her husband’s tragic death on Facebook.

09/18/2013

Rescue crews pulled two men from a sewer in Long Grove, after they were overcome by gas fumes while working inside. (Credit: Jon Altenberg/Sun-Times Media)

Two Men Overcome By Fumes, Rescued From Sewer

What started as a routine sewer-rodding job became life-threatening Thursday morning in Long Grove.

07/12/2013

Ducklings

Man Rescues Ducklings From Sewer In Tinley Park

An Orland Hills man is a hero to the lunchtime crowd at a Tinley Park deli, after he reunited a mother duck with her eight wayward ducklings.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

Sewer

Thieves Steal 4 Manhole Covers In Naperville

Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Ducklings

Ducklings Fall Into Sewer While Trying To Cross Lake Shore Drive

The commute home last night on Lake Shore Drive was a little rough for some ducks.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

Man Arrested For False 911 Call

A Far South Side man was arrested after calling 911 and telling a dispatcher that a Chicago Police officer “was down’’ apparently in order to get faster police service to the scene where his dog was barking at a sewer, police said.

12/12/2010