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  • Trust considers moving Mies van der Rohe home on the Fox River

    Trust considers moving Mies van der Rohe home on the Fox River
    With its white frame of steel seemingly hovering over a verdant landscape, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is elegant simplicity defined. But protecting the modernist landmark from the floodwaters of the Fox River is turning out to...
  • Chrysalis House marks new beginning

    Chrysalis House marks new beginning
    Irene Hill and Adele LaFranque trailed at the back of a tour of Chrysalis House Thursday. "I remember when it started," Hill said. " It went from a small house to a small program." "And look at it now," LaFranque said, walking down a freshly-painted...
  • Bill's remnants flood Oklahoma along path to US midsection

    The remnants of a tropical storm that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico this week focused most of its fury Thursday on Oklahoma and Arkansas, pushing rivers to record-high levels and causing flooding as it crawled northward through the central U.S. The...
  • The Latest on weather: 2nd death reported in Oklahoma floods

    9:45 p.m. CDT Authorities in central Oklahoma have recovered the body of an 80-year-old woman from a car partially submerged in floodwaters. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer told the Shawnee News-Star (http://bit.ly/1LmtuhK ) rescue...
  • Northampton County councilman: 'Let's just get the damn generators up' at Gracedale

    Northampton County councilman: 'Let's just get the damn generators up' at Gracedale
    After years of wrestling over how to install emergency generators at Gracedale, Northampton County officials visited the nursing home Tuesday to review the latest plans. What they saw made them angry. Two years and three directors of public works after...
  • New sewers quickly dispatch heavy rains

    New sewers quickly dispatch heavy rains
    Heavy rainfall over the past week has put Elmwood Park's partially completed Flood Mitigation Project through its paces. On June 15, the Chicago area experienced heavy rains that caused flash flooding and Elmwood Park was no exception. The National...
  • Indiana ramps up emergency center ahead of possible flooding

    Indiana ramped up its emergency operations center Thursday and residents sandbagged homes in flood-prone areas as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill approached with the threat of heavy rains that could worsen flooding in areas already drenched from...
  • Lake Zurich unsure it wants group to focus on stormwater

    Lake Zurich officials are still not sure they want to a create a committee of residents to help solve the village's stormwater management issues. At residents' request, the board discussed the feasibility of such a committee at a June 15 meeting, though...
  • Glen Ellyn water main break still under investigation; boil order over

     Glen Ellyn water main break still under investigation; boil order over
    A break in a 12-inch water main under Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn is still being investigated, but village officials believe Monday's heavy rains played a factor in the break. The large water main on Roosevelt Road runs underneath the DuPage River. The...
  • Tropical Storm Bill moves into Texas with more flood threats

    Tropical Storm Bill moves into Texas with more flood threats
    Tropical Storm Bill moved slowly over inland Texas on Tuesday, bringing another round of heavy rain to a state weary from recent deadly floods, evacuations and washed-out roads. The storm came ashore shortly before noon along Matagorda Island with...
  • Midwest braces for remnants of Tropical Depression Bill

    Midwest braces for remnants of Tropical Depression Bill
    An already-soaked Midwest on Thursday faced the prospect of more rain and flooding as a slow-moving tropical depression trekked northeast from Texas after drenching that state. Authorities in southern Oklahoma meanwhile prepared to resume the hunt for a...