| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Construction will start next week on two new detention basins designed to keep streets from flooding in the Catalina and Golfview subdivisions, Orland Park officials said.
The basins, which will collect and store storm water runoff, are part of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Scientists say it would have been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. If the Glen Canyon Dam had failed, it would have changed the lives of millions of people and reshaped the history of the American West.
Only a lucky break in the weather...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Forecasters expect diminished chances of severe weather in the Baltimore area Thursday, with cloud cover keeping temperatures down, but some storms and showers are still expected.
Meteorologists shifted an area of concern for severe storms southward, in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:59 PM
More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon.
A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by...
| May 12, 2014
Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines.
"It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A Cook County jury awarded the owners of a Des Plaines office complex nearly $1.2 million in a lawsuit against the city over damages sustained in a 2011 flood, attorneys for the owner recently announced.
The suit, filed in August of 2011 on behalf of O'...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The sun shone and the murky, tree-shaded waters of Salt Creek were thankfully placid last Thursday morning as residents of a town home and condo association in Hinsdale celebrated news of a $2.57 million federal grant to protect it from flooding.
| May 2, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The nearly $3 million required to fix stormwater drainage issues in Cedar Creek would likely have to come out of residents' pockets, Lake Zurich officials learned at a recent board meeting.
The board heard the results of a study commissioned last...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Heavy rains earlier this week brought residents out to Libertyville's board meeting to ask the village for a fix to drainage issues that officials said have been going on for decades.
The area where the racetrack was located many years ago in the...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Severe weather Tuesday night caused at least two fires and some flooded roads in Naperville.
The city’s department heads rushed out of a City Council meeting about 9 p.m. as they activated their Emergency Operations Center to respond to reports of...