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National Weather Service extends flood advisory

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory until 1:30 p.m. today for Lake County, northern Kankakee County and southeastern Cook County.

July 12, 2014 10:37 am

Crown Point's combined sewers are unhealthy

Our daughter's family recently relocated in Crown Point. Unfortunately, with the recent heavy rains, this brought flooding into their lives and meaning to the saying "Buyer Beware." (The sale disclosure said "a little seepage").

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Kankakee River may have weathered flood threat

SHELBY | The Kankakee River is expected to fall below flood stage by Wednesday evening after peaking at just under 11 feet in Shelby on March 20.

March 31, 2014 7:15 pm

Frozen, burst pipe floods portion of Chicagoland Christian Village

WINFIELD | A frozen pipe in a fire suppression system burst Tuesday night at Chicagoland Christian Village, flooding a portion of the nursing home there and causing an interior ceiling collapse, officials said.

January 08, 2014 8:09 pm

Portage developer concerned about flooding on Willowcreek

PORTAGE | Some six years after it was originally proposed, Mel and Mark Gore are ready to move forward with their Cardinal Crossing residential development at the northwest corner of Willowcreek Road and County Road 700 North in the spring.

December 19, 2013 6:22 pm

EDITORIAL: Firm responds quickly to basement flooding

It's a familiar story. A construction company is doing work in the neighborhood when a disaster occurs. The company gets blamed for contributing to the problem. An investigation ensues. Only this time, the company doesn't wait for the investigation.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Floodwater fills a dryer at Richard Hohalek's home in Hammond.

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Water damages the basement of the Hammond home of Richard Hohalek and his sister Carol Pahl.

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Richard Hohalek and his sister Carol Pahl look over damaged belongings in the basement of their Hammond home Thursday.

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

A portion of California Avenue in Hammond is closed to traffic for a reconstruction project.

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hasse Construction is doing road reconstruction and sewer replacement in the 6600 block of California Avenue in Hammond. Some residents question whether that work might have contributed to the flooding of about 20 homes in the area. John Hasse, the company's construction manager, said the co…

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

HOBART | Deb Carroll's neighborhood in the 200 block of South Virginia Street has had flooding problems ever since she can remember.

July 31, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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"Flood" by Alvaro F. Villa

"Flood" by Alvaro F. Villa

Capstone Publishing, $15.95, Ages 6 to 8"Flood" by Alvaro F. Villa

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 4, 2013

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 4, 2013

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

Lake surveyor probes why Plum Creek retaining wall failed

DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.

April 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Purdue resources available to recover from floods

WEST LAFAYETTE | Purdue University has resources to help people deal with flooding problems.

April 19, 2013 4:50 pm

EDITORIAL: Replenish rainy day funds for flood control

People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

Flooded roads, swollen rivers, lightning strikes as storms sock region

High water closes a section of 25th Avenue between Burr Street and Colfax Avenue in Gary's Black Oak section.

April 18, 2013 2:14 pm
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