'Cross Bridge At Your Own Risk,' Local Engineers Warn Drivers Of Joliet Bridge ConditionThe Union of Operating Engineers want drivers to know what state inspectors said about condition of the Des Plaines River bridge on I-80.
Firefighters Rescue Woman From Icy Des Plaines River, Along With Police Officers Who Tried To Help herFour Schiller Park police officers ended up in the ice-covered Des Plaines River on Sunday evening, when they tried to help a woman in distress. Firefighters later pulled all of them to safety.
Body Pulled From Des Plaines RiverA body believed to be a missing swimmer was pulled from the Des Plaines River Tuesday morning in suburban Channahon, about 50 miles southwest from Chicago.
Severe Storm Threats End, But Flooding Risks Remain Along Des Plaines And Fox RiversStorms have cleared out for most of the Chicago area, but flooding risks remain along parts of the Fox and Des Plaines Rivers for the next few days as runoff continues to swell local waterways.
Joliet Man Gets 32 Years For Killing Mom, Dumping Her Body In 2013Shane Smith, 36, admitted to killing Joan Smith during an argument, then dumping her body in the Des Plaines River.
Coroner: 80-Year-Old Man Drowns After Jumping Off Joliet BridgeHe was witnessed jumping off the Cass Street Bridge into the Des Plaines River, the coroner’s office said.
With Des Plaines River Receding, Oakton Community College ReopeningClasses and activities had been on hiatus since July 13, due to flooding on the Des Plaines River after heavy storms.
River Levels Expected To Recede, FinallyScattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday afternoon in the Chicago area, but shouldn’t significantly affect flood levels
Des Plaines, Fox Rivers Expected To Start Receding SundayLimited flooding is expected to continue Saturday along the Des Plaines and Gurnee rivers, which remain in flood warning stage after being pounded by rainfall earlier this week.
More Rain Swells Fox River To Record LevelsThe flooded Fox River and Des Plaines River began receding in recent days, but will rise at least somewhat Thursday with more rain falling.
With Water Receding, Flooded Suburbs Still Face Major CleanupOn Linden Drive in Round Lake, piles of flood-damaged belongings lay curbside for village crews and front-end loaders to place in dumpsters.