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Hot water heater malfunction temporarily closes St. John library

ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.

June 30, 2014 11:10 am
Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana was expected to remain under a flash flood warning until early Sunday with as much as 1.5 inches of rain falling in an hour, officials said.

June 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Storms flood region roads, knock out power

Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.

June 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

Rochelle Davis, left, president and CEO of the Healthy Schools Campaign, holds up a blueprint of the new schoolyard at Grissom Elementary School with Alderman John Pope, D-10th Ward, and Mariyana Spyropoulos, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago chairman of finance.

June 18, 2014 3:05 pm

Region largely spared by storm damage

A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.

May 21, 2014 8:57 am

Little Cal, Kankakee rivers hold their own

The recent spate of rain is filling streets and rushing through ditches, but those overseeing the Little Calumet and Kankakee rivers said levels are fine for now.

April 03, 2014 7:45 pm
Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.

March 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.

February 21, 2014 1:40 pm Related
Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water. 

February 20, 2014 1:52 pm Photos

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Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday. 

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Big chill will give way to big melt

Big chill will give way to big melt

Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.

February 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Flood warning in effect for Kankakee River at Shelby

SHELBY | The Kankakee River at Shelby is under a flood warning until further notice due to weekend rains and melting snow.

January 13, 2014 8:05 am

Weather: Freezing fog, warmer temps, possible flooding

Freezing fog created some slippery roads Friday morning , but temperatures were expected to rise above freezing by noon, lifting the fog and glaze.

January 10, 2014 6:52 am

Company offering help to residents after flooding in Hammond

HAMMOND | Dozens of pizzas brought in by the owners of Hasse Construction helped create an atmosphere for open discussions Friday on the 6600 block of California Avenue.

September 20, 2013 6:59 pm
Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

Hammond neighbors question if construction project caused flood

HAMMOND | About 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tina Cruz and David Velasco walked to their back door to check out the storm.

September 19, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Region spared from worst of wet weather

Heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday caused few problems in the region.

September 19, 2013 6:21 am
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September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Storm water management makes town more flood-safe

Storm water management makes town more flood-safe

Bill Jackson, a member on the Dyer Stormwater Management Board, leads an open discussion on funding opportunities for a flood control reservoir during a city meeting in Dyer.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am

Griffith envisions developing former golf course

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday tapped NIES Engineering Inc. to study how to corral stormwater at the former Griffith Golf Course.

August 20, 2013 9:30 pm

Thornton Reservoir completion expected in less than 3 years

CHICAGO | In 1998, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago executed an agreement with the owner of the Thornton quarry to mine the north lobe of the quarry for use as an important component of the district's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, or TARP.

July 16, 2013 4:12 pm
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