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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?


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Water Main Damage Prompts Boil Order In Robbins

Mayor Tyrone Ward says a construction crew working on installing street lights accidentally drilled into a 12-inch water main at 135th and Kedzie.


Crews work to repair a broken water main in Skokie. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Battle Cold To Repair Broken Water Main In Skokie

In the brutal cold, public works crews have no choice but to work and bear it, especially, when it comes to fixing broken water mains.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the need for a Chicago casino at a City Hall press conference on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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)

Foster, Elston Reopen After Sinkhole Swallows SUV

Part of the intersection of Foster, Elston and LaPorte avenues has reopened, as crews repair a gaping sinkhole that opened up over the weekend and swallowed a passing sport-utility vehicle.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Water Main Break Has Gone Unfixed For Months

A Northwest Side woman has been dealing with a water main break for months but has yet to get any help from the city of Chicago. AS CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports, she’s running out of patience.

CBS 2–11/26/2010


Water Main Break Floods Part Of Rush

Authorities say a water main break flooded part of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.