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Chicago Flood

Heavy Rain Closes Part Of Edens, Causes Widespread Delays

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Heavy rain early Wednesday morning was the culprit behind flash flooding in the northern Chicago area ahead of yet more storms that remain in the fore...

Thousands Without Power After Storms Slam Chicago Area

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

Thousands in the Chicago area were left without power Wednesday morning after a powerful storm system hit late Tuesday into early Wednesday. While ...

This Month Already The City's Wettest April On Record

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Coming as no surprise to any of the many Chicago-area residents who are still cleaning up after heavy rains and widespread flooding last week, this mo...

Flood Leaves Massive Property Damage As More Rain Arrives

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Five days after heavy storms soaked Chicagoland and flooded much of the metro area, residents are trying to take stock of the damage as more rain bega...

Though Rain Has Stopped, Impact Of Widespread Flooding Continues

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoland continues to recover Friday from the massive deluge that dumped historic amounts of rain -- up to 5 inches in just more than a day -- on t...

PHOTOS: 20 Years Since 'The Great Chicago Flood'

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

On April 13, 1992, freight tunnels running under the Loop were flooded with roughly 124 million gallons of water from the Chicago River, shutting down...

Chicago River: President's Hometown Joke Underscores Choice Between Dead Zone or Clean Waterway Future

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Given the withering and unfair attacks launched at the EPA from those who would undo the protections that Americans have come to rely on for their health and safety, it was good to see the President recently take a stand.

Chicago Drying Out, Cleaning Up

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long, Emily S. Achenbaum and Ted Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Across a waterlogged Chicago region, the rain eased for the first time in more than two days on Sunday, and forecasters predicted several days of drie...

The Chicago Floods: When Tragedy Hits Home

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

News reports and official city press conferences tell one side of the story. Hearing first hand accounts from residents you learn a different side.

Flood Waters Start To Recede: What Now?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DES PLAINES (AP) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has declared seven Illinois counties state disaster areas. The governor visited an American Red Cross shelter...