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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

EDITORIAL: FEMA acts, now it's Legislature's turn

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.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am
Corps officials stress need to maintain Little Calumet River

Corps officials stress need to maintain Little Calumet River

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.

August 18, 2011 12:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Plan for operations throughout Little Cal watershed

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.

June 14, 2011 12:00 am

McDermott: 1,700 buildings removed from flood plain

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.

April 28, 2011 8:00 pm
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