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Illinois Floods

Crowds Line Up For Flood Food Stamps

Chicago Tribune | Joel Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of south suburban residents whose homes were damaged in last month's flooding formed long lines outside a state office starting around 3 a.m....

Blagojevich Appeals to Bush For Federal Disaster Funds

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As residents in the Chicago area continued to clean flood-damaged homes and businesses, Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked President George W. Bush on Wednesd...

Calls For Change Were Ignored After Massive '93 Midwest Flooding

New York Times | Monica Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The levees along the Mississippi River offer a patchwork of unpredictable protections. Some are tall and earthen, others aging and sandy, and many alo...