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  • York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17

    York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • It's time to prepare for severe spring weather

    It's time to prepare for severe spring weather
    Don't be ashamed if you missed the announcement from the National Weather Service's Chicago Office: "This is Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week!" That news flash, with an exclamation point and everything, arrived about a week ago, because ISWPW,...
  • Activists win round in bid to keep vegetation near mouth of L.A. River

    Activists win round in bid to keep vegetation near mouth of L.A. River
    Los Angeles River activists, heartened by the momentum behind revitalization of upstream sections of the waterway, asked water officials on Thursday to return the downstream portion to a more natural state by halting removal of vegetation on the last 11/2...
  • Fox Valley leaders say coming thaw shouldn't lead to flooding

    Fox Valley leaders say coming thaw shouldn't lead to flooding
    It might not feel like it at the moment, but Fox River communities will bask in warmer temperatures soon, and hopefully that will be nothing but good news. Although temperatures Thursday are going to be cold, with the night downright bone-chilling,...
  • Historic Chicago Bungalow Association to present free seminars

    Historic Chicago Bungalow Association to present free seminars
    A series of spring seminars sponsored by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association aims to breathe new life into older homes with expert advice on home improvement. The free sessions will cover a variety of topics designed to help owners of any...
  • Park Ridge considers $58,000 study of adding stormwater fee

    A $58,000 study to determine whether Park Ridge should implement a new fee to pay for future, still unidentified flood-control projects across the city is under consideration by elected officials. The Park Ridge City Council, meeting as a Committee of...
  • Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program

    Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program
    Winnetka residents living in neighborhoods designated as flood-prone areas may soon have a chance to buy discounted flood insurance through a village partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The voluntary program, which is part of the...
  • DuPage County releases new flood prevention report

     DuPage County releases new flood prevention report
    Rachel Schuette and her family still are recovering from floods that ravaged the area almost two years ago. Seven feet of water poured into her basement in Lisle, a town particularly hard hit among widespread damage in April 2013. More than a quarter of...
  • Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings

    Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings
    A winter storm brought hail to parts of Southern California on Monday, and dangerous lightning extended from Hermosa Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Meanwhile, a flash flood warning was issued for parts of Orange County where a fire last year...
  • Elmhurst officials report progress on flood work, including quarry

    Elmhurst officials report progress on flood work, including quarry
    Elmhurst Public Works Committee members heard this week that the city is making some progress on flood relief efforts, including preliminary plans for temporary storage at Elmhurst quarry. Meanwhile, officials are awaiting an expected Wednesday night...
  • Armed with new legal opinion, Goslin backs Red Seal in looming vote

    The Cook County Board vote on the controversial Red Seal housing project proposed for half the Mission Hills golf course is now set for Tuesday, Feb. 10, and sides are forming. Among those taking a stand with the majority of Mission Hills residents...