ComEd Admits Failed Underground Line Caused Power Outage That Shorted Out Woman's Sump Pumps, But Utility Won't Pay For DamagesCathryn Harris’ power went out, her sump pumps broke, then her basement flooded - and ComEd admitted the outage was because of a failed underground power line. But that's not enough to get the utility giant to pay for damages.
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Homeowners Stuck With $24,000 In Repairs After Basement Twice Floods With Sewage, And Utility Shifts BlameThe flooding destroyed Bill and Mary Maloney's basement, all their memories, and the money they invested in renovations.
Broken Water Main Forces Classes To Relocate At North Lawndale SchoolStudents and faculty arrived at a North Lawndale elementary school Monday morning to find a water main had burst and flooded the basement, forcing some classes to relocate.
Permits Or Not, Plumbers Working Overtime In Wake Of FloodingSome enterprising plumbers have been making a lot of money from the flooding on the North Side, where they've been side-stepping the law to help people out.
Flooding Leaves Insidious Problem For Homeowners: MoldMany homeowners in the Chicago area lost tens of thousands of dollars after this weekend's record-breaking storms. For many homeowners, using a shop vacuum and fan just isn’t enough to clean up their flooded basements.
Dam It: Plan Asks For 2 To Keep Carp Out Of LakeIt also ask for rain barrels, wetlands, trees to block Asian Carp, alleviate basement flooding, clean up the Chicago River system at the same time.