Water Department

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

A South Chicago resident's car is stuck in ice. (CBS/Roseanne Tellez)

City Crews Get Icy Reception After Water Leak Freezes Block

Residents of an ice-encased block in a South Side neighborhood say their calls to the city went unanswered until CBS 2 began making inquiries.

02/27/2015

Two city workers fell in a trench when they jumped out of the way of a car being chased by police in South Deering. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Water Department Workers Fall Into Trench Escaping Cars In Police Chase

Police said officers were pursuing suspects in a stolen vehicle around 12:40 a.m., when their pursuit brought them to the 1500 block of East 95th Street, where the Water Department employees were working on a construction project.

01/30/2015

Water Department

2 Investigator Dave Savini Comes To Aid Of Neighborhood

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini was in the 22nd Ward recently, working on a story and doing what he does best: chasing bad guys and making them nervous.

07/25/2014

Hawkins Fairley, 98, is battling the city of Chicago over a $26,000 water bill. (CBS)

World War II Vet Battles City Over $25,000 Water Bill

Talk about a G.I. bill. A 98-year-old member of the Greatest Generation is challenging a Chicago water bill of nearly $26,000. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

CBS 2–07/02/2012

This hole in a Chicago street masks a much deeper problem: washed-away infrastructure. (CBS)

That Hole In The Asphalt Could Be A Much Bigger Problem

Hundreds of holes in Chicago streets are hiding a dangerous secret. They could easily become sinkholes and cause a lot of damage. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

11/10/2011

South Side businessman Edmund Scott said water has been leaking into his basement since a neighboring building was torn down, damaging the foundation of his business. He said he believes the  city has been intentionally stalling on his complaints to try to drive him out to make way for new development. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Businessman Thinks City Trying To Flood Him Out

A South Side businessman has accused the city of playing dirty tricks to try and pressure him to sell his land to make way for new development. He says he’s got the mold, mildew and grimy mess in his basement to prove it.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Foster and Elston avenues on Aug. 20, 2011, swallowing a 2003 Acura. The driver was able to crawl out. (Credit: CBS)

City: Sinkhole Should Be Fixed By Monday

The city is estimating a Monday morning road re-opening, after a sinkhole swallowed a vehicle and shut down a Northwest Side intersection Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011

Crestwood Water Tower

Crestwood Officials Charged With Lying About Water Well

Two officials in south suburban Crestwood have been indicted by federal prosecutors, on charges that they lied for more than 20 years about using well water to supplement the supply the town receives from Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011