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Floods and Flooding

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  • 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...
  • GOP challenges Obama over flood risks from climate change

    WASHINGTON Underscoring the political challenges President Barack Obama faces as he presses ahead to combat climate change, eight Republican senators are contesting the legality of his Jan. 30 directive toughening floodplain standards for new federal...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Brian Williams should not get our forgiveness

    WASHINGTON Everybody in the business of journalism makes a mistake now and then or deliberately embellishes his role in the drama of reporting on history. The tendency to exaggerate or overdramatize one's participation in covering major historic events is...
  • Northern California gets break from wet, windy weather before next major storm rolls in

    Northern California got a break Saturday from a wet and windy storm that downed trees and power lines, ripped through freeway and street signs and led to dozens of flight cancellations at San Francisco's airport. But that break was expected to be short-...
  • Storm hits drought-stricken Northern California after causing flooding in Washington state

    A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several homes in Washington state, and unleashed hurricane-force winds in Nevada. Up to 10 inches of rain...
  • La Grange plans street repairs, flood relief studies

    Capital projects totaling $4.2 million have been proposed for the coming year in La Grange, including street resurfacing, sewer improvements and flood relief efforts. The largest budget item is $980,000 for street resurfacing on six stretches of...
  • DuPage County residents demand better communication about flood issues

    DuPage County residents demand better communication about flood issues
    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...
  • Elmhurst waiting for parks' approval on flood control

    Elmhurst waiting for parks' approval on flood control
    Members of Elmhurst's Public Works Committee said Monday they are hopeful that Elmhurst Park District commissioners will reach final decisions this week on city proposals for temporary stormwater detention on parkland — none too soon for some flood-...
  • Expected snow totals fall for the Lehigh Valley

    Expected snow totals fall for the Lehigh Valley
    The worst weather of the season is bearing down on the Northeast, but whatever happens in the Lehigh Valley will likely pale next to the wintry beating predicted for New York, New Jersey and New England. The worst conditions are expected tonight into...
  • No flooding from 'king tides' in H.B., Seal Beach

    The "king tides" that rolled into Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and other Orange County coastal communities this week did not cause the flooding that the National Weather Service had expressed concerns about, officials said. The service had said that...
  • No flooding from king tides in Newport, H.B., Seal Beach

    The king tides that rolled into Orange County beach communities Tuesday morning did not result in the flooding that the National Weather Service had warned about, officials said. The service issued a warning Monday that above-average high tides could...