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Spring Floods In Midwest Far From Over

AP | JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Her Missouri hamlet soon to celebrate its 200th birthday, Mayor Jo Anne Smiley embraces Clarksville's perilous place along th...

Plane Crash At Des Plaines River: VIDEO Of Wreckage At Forest Preserve Near Chicago Airport

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plane crashed in the Des Plaines River, south of the Chicago Executive Airport, this afternoon. The crash took place in a forest preserve near Wh...

Des Plaines River Oil Spill: Caterpillar Tank Spills 65,000 Gallons Of Oil Sludge Near Joliet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKDALE, Ill. — The Environmental Protection Agency says cleaning up an oil spill along the Des Plaines river in suburban Chicago will take two...

Fisherman Catches Piranha Outside Chicago

The Herald News | Joe Hosey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the 1978 movie "Piranha," the flesh-eating fish went on a ravenous rampage after they were accidentally released into a river and made it to a summ...

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.