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Floods and Flooding

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  • St. Charles officials to launch study of 7th Avenue Creek flooding

    St. Charles officials to launch study of 7th Avenue Creek flooding
    When it rains, east St. Charles couple Marty and Carolelynn Hauschild can't sleep. Instead, one of them is awake and prepared to begin pumping water out of their basement. One particularly intense storm in September 2008 flooded the basement with...
  • Flooding, development on minds of Elmhurst candidates

     Flooding, development on minds of Elmhurst candidates
    Elmhurst voters face choices for alderman in four city wards in the April 7 election. One of two seats in the seven wards comes up for election in each consolidated election cycle, but incumbents in three wards are running unopposed. They are Dannee...
  • Snow-beleaguered Boston poised to set all-time record

    As Boston neared its all-time snowfall record, the rest of the country continued dealing with the nastiness of one of the worst winters ever recorded. Boston is likely to make the history charts this week by surpassing its record for snowfall in a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels

    Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels
    A few years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline — from North Carolina's...
  • Harwood Heights Village Board briefs: New stop signs coming on Olcott Avenue

    The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Harwood Heights Village Board meeting on Feb. 12. New stop signs to appear on Olcott Avenue Harwood Heights officials will add new stop signs north and southbound on Olcott Avenue and...
  • Winter storm brings flash flood warnings across Southern California

    Winter storm brings flash flood warnings across Southern California
    A low-pressure cold front sweeping through Southern California on Sunday night is bringing moderate to heavy rainfall, and those living in burn areas and at higher elevations could see treacherous weather conditions. Around 10:22 p.m., the National...
  • Wilmette stormwater management could cost $75 million

     Wilmette stormwater management could cost $75 million
    Reeling from "sticker shock" after learning that fixing Wilmette's flooding woes could cost as much as $75 million, village officials said Wednesday that there are no simple solutions to stormwater management. "There is not a silver bullet solution that...