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.
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.
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.
What started as a routine sewer-rodding job became life-threatening Thursday morning in Long Grove.
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.
Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.
The commute home last night on Lake Shore Drive was a little rough for some ducks.
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.