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.
It is good to see more than 1,000 properties along the Little Calumet River removed from the flood plain, erasing a costly flood insurance obligation.
MERRILLVILLE | The inability of region politicians to cooperate on operating and maintaining Little Calumet River levees could jeopardize future federal money and delay removing homes from a flood plain.
We now face the dilemma of having spent $200 million on flood prevention construction for the Little Calumet River, just a part of the Little Calumet River drainage basin which includes the trunk stream and its tributaries out to Lake Michigan at Burns Ditch in Portage.
HAMMOND | Almost 1,700 buildings in Hammond's Robertsdale neighborhood could be removed from a flood plain under a plan released by the city of Hammond on Wednesday.
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