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Information sought on rainstorm damage 2007-10-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 11, 2007, p. 10 Flood control, Lockerby, John, Floods, Weather
Skokie responds to storms 2007-08-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 30, 2007, p. 5 Flood control, Skokie Public Works Department, Weather, Trees, Willing, Mark, Skokie Police Department, Rigoni, Al
Rain mostly contained by flood system 2007-08-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 23, 2007, p. 5 Flood control, Scher, Jean
IDOT studies Edens underpass flooding 2001-09-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 27, 2001, p. 10 Flood control, Highways, Illinois Department of Transportation, Edens Expressway
Rain floods basements once again 2001-09-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 6, 2001, p. 3 Vanderpool, Mark, Fritsche, Florene, Floods, Izquierdo, Connie, Van Dusen, George, York, Dennis, Sander, Jean, Flood control, Brown, Mary Anne
Flood system aimed at slowing rainwater flow 2001-09-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 6, 2001, p. 10 Flood control,
A grand job on a wet day 2001-08-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 16, 2001, p. 16 Flood control, Weather, Editorial
Flood planning stemmed the tide 2001-08-16 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 16, 2001, Sec. 1, p. 6 Flood control, Editorial
Deluge fills some streets, basements 2001-08-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 9, 2001, p. 3 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Flood control, Commonwealth Edison, Floods, Weather, Van Dusen, George, Rigoni, Al
It could be worse 2001-08-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 9, 2001, p. 16 Flood control, Weather, Editorial
Rigoni: Skokie flood control good, but still work in progress 2001-08-09 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 9, 2001, Sec. 1, p. 1 Nolan, Arthur A., Jr., Traffic signals, Ordinances, Oakton Park, Parking, Kenny Construction Co., Happ Builders Inc., Hometown Video Festival, Rigoni, Al, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Jones, David
Village proposed cures for backyard flooding 2000-06-22 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 22, 2000, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Skokie trustees reject planners' fence proposal 2000-06-08 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 8, 2000, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Scholarships and fellowships, Skokie Board of Trustees, Skokie Plan Commission
Home owners seek relief from flooding 2000-05-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 25, 2000, p. 3 Ahern, Thomas, Flood control, Zell, Matthew, King, Steve, Awards, prizes, etc., American Public Works Association, Richtsmeier, Monica
Skokie officials pledge review of flood problem 2000-05-25 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 25, 2000, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Savage, Joe, Ahern, Thomas, Raus, Greg, Wheeler, Jan
New budget marks end of flood work 2000-04-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 20, 2000, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Village approves projects 1999-08-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 5, 1999, p. 4 Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Flood control, C.R. Nelson Landscaping, Construction, Artley Paving and Contracting Corporation, Parking
Finish the Deep Tunnel 1999-06-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 24, 1999, p. 18 Flood control, Editorial
Skokie approves flood control work 1999-05-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 20, 1999, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, DiPaolo Co.
Latest flood work contract awarded 1998-06-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 25, 1998, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, DiPaolo Co.
Skokie approves bond issue for flood control work 1998-06-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 18, 1998, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Village plans bond sale 1998-06-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 4, 1998, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Engineering agreement for flood work 1998-04-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 9, 1998, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Rust Environment and Infrastructure
Oakton to open for winter 1997-11-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 27, 1997, p. 14 Flood control, Oakton Street, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Flood hearing seeks solutions 1997-09-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 18, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 6 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Flood control, McMillan, Hugh, Dudycz, Walter, Deep Tunnel, Cook County
Village burrows for flood control 1997-07-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 24, 1997, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Ready, set, sit and stew 1997-07-10 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 10, 1997, p. 3 Flood control, Oakton Street, Dempster Street, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Trustees OK final flood control work 1997-03-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 20, 1997, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Rust Environment and Infrastructure, Streets
IDOT delay hold up flood work 1996-08-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 8, 1996, p. 3 Flood control, Illinois Department of Transportation, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Skokie hits state road bumps : Flood control hinges on sewer restrictors 1996-08-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 8, 1996, p. 3 Flood control, Illinois Department of Transportation, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Latest flood work approved 1996-02-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 8, 1996, p. 4 Flood control, DiPaolo Co., Skokie Board of Trustees
Village sticks with flood work schedule 1995-10-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 5, 1995, p. 12 Flood control, Streets, Rigoni, Al
Repairs aim to stem flooding problem 1995-08-24 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 24, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 5 Flood control,
Everybody wins in drainage pact 1992-07-09 A flood control project benefits the village, the Park District, and Niles North. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 9, 1992, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie Park District, Niles North High School
Flood control : A village rite of spring since 1984 1991-05-30 Construction projects in Skokie continue in an effort to control basement flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 30, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Sewers and sewage disposal
Loan will ease cost of flood program 1991-05-09 Skokie could save over $3.2 million in interest payments for its flood control programs due to the receipt of a $4.9 million loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 9, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Storm sewers hold up Skokie Boulevard work 1991-04-25 Work on the resurfacing of Skokie Boulevard has been delayed until the village installs storm sewers in the area. The cost of the project, $751,000, will include resurfacing Skokie Blvd. from Lincoln Avenue to Old Glenview in Wilmette. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 25, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie Boulevard, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Flood control pact OK'd 1991-03-28 The Milwaukee engineering firm of Donahue and Associates has won contracts worth $269,000 from the village of Skokie to design 18 flood control facilities in the Main and Emerson street sewer districts. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 28, 1991, p. 5 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Donahue and Associates
Flood control bonds retired 1990-12-20 Skokie trustees approved early payment of flood control program bonds that will eventually save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 20, 1990, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Village updates flooding project 1990-11-08 The Village of Skokie conducted a public hearing last week on Skokie's $62 million run-off control program, which is designed to stem run-off flooding and sewer backups in Skokie. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 8, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Flood-project cost estimate up 90% 1990-10-25 The estimated cost of the village flood-relief program has increased by about 90 percent. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 25, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Wall collapses around flood control pond 1990-06-14 Skokie officials are trying to determine what caused the collapse of a newly built retention pond located near the intersection of Oakton and Skokie Boulevard. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 14, 1990, p. 3 Flood control,
Parents get reprieve in move to save park 1990-05-17 Parents fighting to keep Play-Time Park from being transformed into a flood control water retention pond won the battle against Village Hall. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 17, 1990, p. 6 Flood control, Playtime Park, Parks
Flooding reports dwindle 1990-05-17 Skokie got 5.47 inches of rain between May 1-17. Village officials believe that residents' basements were not flooded due to the still uncompleted village flood control program. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 17, 1990, p. 5 Flood control, Weather
Flood work rips up many Skokie streets 1990-04-26 Skokie's flood control work is expected to be almost complete by mid-June. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 26, 1990, p. 3 Flood control, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Proposed '91 village budget is $49 million 1990-04-26 A $9.5 million decrease in flood control spending for the fiscal year beginning May 1 will help balance Skokie's new $49 million budget. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 26, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Flood work snarls 3 busy streets 1990-03-15 Skokie's ongoing flood relief program is slowing traffic on three of the village's busiest streets. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 15, 1990, p. 3 Flood control, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Tiny park could vanish from map 1990-02-15 Skokie Park District believes that Playtime Park, a 0.2 acre park, could be turned into a water-detention basin as part of a Skokie project to prevent basement flooding by controlling storm-water runoff. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 15, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Playtime Park, Skokie Park District
News digest 1989-11-30 The third phase of Skokie's flood relief program got started last week when village trustees approved a $4.8 million contract award to Glenview contractor DiPaolo Company. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 30, 1989, p. 9 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, DiPaolo Co.
Villages struggle with deep problem 1989-11-16 Skokie's flood relief plan was started in 1967. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 16, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Village has no easy answer on flooding 1989-08-24 Municipal engineer Eddy Makai believes that Skokie's storm runoff control project can not be speeded up. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 24, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Makai, Eddy
Oakton-Skokie Blvd. roadwork starts 1989-08-03 Work has begun on Skokie Boulevard around Oakton Street as part of the Village's flood-control program. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 3, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie Boulevard, Oakton Street, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Income tax windfall going to flood debt 1989-07-20 Skokie Village will use $1.75 million in extra tax money to help retire the Village's $17 million flood control debt. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 20, 1989, p. 5 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation
Traffic tangles to delay drivers 1989-05-18 Beginning in June state street widening, bridge projects, joint village and county improvement projects, village flood-control projects, and even private intersection widening projects will contribute to months of traffic congestion in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 18, 1989, p. 3 Flood control, Traffic, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Flood control plan swells budget 1989-05-04 Village Trustees reviewed a proposed $55.6 million budget for 1989-90 that includes a flood control fund. The flood fund jumped almost 240 percent, from $5.9 million in 1988-89 to $18.8 million in 1989-90. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 4, 1989, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Skokie searches for ways to save money 1989-05-04 The Skokie Village Board is seeking ways to save money to make up for increasing expenditures for flood control. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 4, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
No Title 1989-04-22 Proposed expenditures for Skokie flood control projects of nearly $19 million in the fiscal year beginning May 1 would raise total village spending for the year 42 percent above the previous year. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, April 22, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Board approves spending for flood-control project 1989-04-06 The Skokie Board of Trustees approved contracts for the construction of a flood control system of sewers, ponds and subterranean tanks. Work will begin this spring in central Skokie. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 6, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 7 Flood control, Construction, Sewers and sewage disposal
No Title 1989-03-25 The Skokie flood control project should be completed by 1993. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, March 25, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Seniors protest Enfield Avenue flooding 1988-10-06 Twenty citizens attended an October 3 village board meeting to protest flooding in front of their condominium building on West Enfield Avenue. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 6, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Protests, demonstrations, etc.
A few dozen residents complain of flooding 1988-09-15 After September 12 rain Skokie roads and basements flooded but not nearly as much as they did this time last year. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 15, 1988, p. 7 Flood control, Weather
No Title 1988-07-09 A stretch along Golf Road will probably be turned into a parking lot and a storm-water pond. The pond would store water during severe rain storms to prevent overloaded sewers from backing up into basements of area residents. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, July 9, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Sewers and sewage disposal
Park District asked for flood relief help 1988-02-18 A flood relief plan that could save Skokie taxpayers more than $1 million is being discussed by the Skokie Park District and the Village of Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 18, 1988, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie Park District, Taxation
News digest 1988-02-04 The Village will receive $500,000 from the Illinois General Assembly for a storm water improvement system. The money will come from the Build Illinois program. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 4, 1988, p. 4 Flood control, Build Illinois Program, Grants, Skokie
Officials examine how to avoid more flooding 1987-08-27 After the record setting downpour of August 13 and 14, Skokie officials are evaluating possible ways to cope with future storms. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 27, 1987, p. 5 Flood control,
Storm water collection plan approved for site 1987-07-30 District 73 1/2 has agreed to convert the former Cleveland School property into a recreation area and storm water collection site. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 30, 1987, p. 16 Flood control, Cleveland School, Public School District 73 1/2
School site considered for flood control area 1987-07-02 If a plan proposed by the village and District 73 1/2 is approved land left vacant after the demolition of Cleveland School could be used as a surface flood-control area. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 2, 1987, p. 7 Flood control, Cleveland School, Public School District 73 1/2
Homeowners water-wary 1987-03-21 According the village's municipal engineer, basement flooding in the southern end of Skokie should not occur after mid-April. Skokie's trustees have authorized $33 million to pay for a village-wide flood control program. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, March 21, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Flood control on tap in Skokie 1987-01-03 Phase two of the Skokie flood abatement program will start in 1987. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, January 3, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Residents seek relief in court 1986-09-11 Skokie residents have filed objections to a special assessment levied against them for improvements to combat the problem of flooding in their alley. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 11, 1986, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Flood relief on the way for southern Skokie 1986-08-28 Residents in the southern section of Skokie will not see the complete benefits of the flood control program until next April. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 28, 1986, p. 3 Flood control, Schoeffman, Mark
Higher Taxes pay for flood relief 1986-07-31 Skokie residents will pay more property taxes this summer to help with the cost of the new flood relief program. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 31, 1986, p. 3 Flood control, Taxation - Property tax
A year should tell flood project's success or failure 1986-05-01 The new village-wide flood control system should be completed by April 1987. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 1, 1986, p. 3 Flood control,
Residents question plan 1985-11-03 Skokie's flood relief program, a six-year, $30 million project begun in May and designed to eliminate basement flooding in the village, is "progressing on schedule. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 3, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Sewers backed up, but village still backs flood control plan 1985-09-05 Mark Schoeffmann, Skokie Village engineer, gave the Skokie Board of Trustees an update on the village-wide $32 million inlet control flood project. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 5, 1985, p. 3 Flood control, Schoeffman, Mark
Anti-flood plan is on schedule, engineer says 1985-09-05 Village engineer Mark Schoeffman says that Skokie's flood control program is progressing on schedule. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 5, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 10 Flood control, Schoeffman, Mark
Village taxes headed up 1985-08-22 The Skokie Village Board has approved a 29 percent tax levy increase for the 1985-86 fiscal year. The increase will be used to pay for the village's $32 million flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 22, 1985, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax
Flood control project boosts village tax levy 1985-08-08 The Village has approved a 29 percent tax levy increase for 1985-86 to pay for a $32 million flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 8, 1985, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax
Funding $$ need not communicated: Greiman 1985-07-18 A lack of communication between Rep. Alan Greiman (D-1st) and the Skokie Village staff may be the reason that "Build Illinois" grant money has been awarded to Centre East and not to the $32.5 million village flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 1985, p. 3 Flood control, Performing arts, Greiman, Alan, Centre East Authority, Grants
Most of budget increase due to flood control 1985-07-07 The Village budget for this year shows an increase of nearly $4 million over the 1984-85 budget. Most of the increase is going toward the flood relief program. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 7, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 2 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Skokie receives good interest rate on bonds 1985-06-20 A favorable rate in the fixed bond market will help the Village realize a $316,000 savings in the sale of bonds for a $32 million flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 20, 1985, p. 7 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
No light at end for next phase of tunnel 1985-06-06 Officials are worried that federal budget cutbacks could delay the Deep Tunnel project. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 6, 1985, p. 5 Flood control,
Board fights flooding with funds 1985-06-06 Phase two of the Village's flood control plan started June 3. More than $1.5 million has been approved by the village for the project. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 6, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Village tax jump double to 35% 1985-05-30 A change in the funding plan for Skokie's flood control project will mean a 35 percent increase in the village's portion of the 1985 tax bill. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 30, 1985, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation
Tax levy to jump 35% 1985-05-26 The expected 17 percent increase in the Village's property tax levy will actually be 35 percent now that the $32 million flood control project funding plan has been revised. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, May 26, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax
Flood relief berms to cost less than estimated 1985-05-23 The Skokie Village Board approved a $1.08 million construction bid to replace more than 170 roadway corners in the Howard St. sewer district. The cost will be 3.8 percent less than anticipated. Skokie Review, Thursday, May 23, 1985, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures
Flood plan debt affordable: firms 1985-02-07 Three bond consulting firms have offered options for financing a $32.5 million village-wide flood control project. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 7, 1985, p. 5 Flood control,
Flood plan will cost $32 million 1984-09-06 The village's flood control program is expected to cost $32.4 million over the next six years. This will necessitate a property tax increase. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 6, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Taxation - Property tax
Pond plan keeps rein on floods 1984-04-19 Village Engineer Mark Schoefman says that construction of berms near intersections in one section of the village will cause rain water to collect on streets and will reduce basement flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 19, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Looking ahead: Village booklet gets jump on flood problems 1982-11-07 A booklet which explains Skokie's flooding problems and a program designed to eliminate them is being distributed to residents. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 7, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Flood control,
Pilot flood plan wins board OK 1982-08-26 The Village Board decided to proceed with an initial $3 million flood-control project but has not yet decided how to fund the project. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 26, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Flood of protests on sewers 1982-07-29 Plans for a $12.5 million flood control system for the Howard St. Sewer District were presented at the Village Board meeting on July 26. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 29, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Rain check? Officials eye plan to stop flooding 1982-07-25 The Village Board will hear a report on July 26 about a possible inlet control program which could eliminate flooding in the Howard St. Sewer District. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 25, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Skokie gets flood report 1982-07-22 The Village Board will hear a report on July 26 about a possible inlet control program which could eliminate flooding in the Howard St. Sewer District. The News, Thursday, July 22, 1982, p. 3 Flood control, Donahue and Associates
Flood control efforts continue 1982-06-17 Nearly 25 percent of the homes in Skokie have been inspected for disconnected downspouts as part of the Village's plan to combat basement flooding. The News, Thursday, June 17, 1982, p. 6 Flood control,
Village enforces downspout 1982-06-17 Almost 25 percent of the homes in Skokie have been inspected for disconnected downspouts. All downspouts must be disconnected to help combat basement flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 17, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Engineers studying flood control idea 1982-02-11 Preliminary engineering work has begun for an inlet control program that could eliminate basement flooding in the Howard St. sewer area. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 11, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Village Board dismisses flood task force choice 1982-01-14 Village trustees have selected the Chicago firm of Donahue and Associates to develop a flood-control system for the Howard St. Sewer District. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 14, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Donahue and Associates
Finally, a cure for flooding 1981-11-05 The flooding task force, established in Skokie in September, has recommended that the village conduct engineering studies into a possible flood control solution called "inlet control." $100,000 has been appropriated for the study. The News, Thursday, November 5, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Surveys and studies
Village considers keeping storm water on streets 1981-11-05 The Village Board has approved a flood-control study. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 5, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
Residents disconnect spouts 1981-09-24 Residents who fail to disconnect their downspouts may be fined up to $500, according to a Plumbing Code amendment passed on Sept. 21 by the Skokie Board of Trustees. The News, Thursday, September 24, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Ordinances
No funds for flood control 1981-09-24 At the Sept. 20 meeting on floods in Skokie, Sen. Charles Percy attacked the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) which is funded by the federal government and is now under construction by the Metropolitan Sanitary District. The News, Thursday, September 24, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Percy, Charles H., Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel, Tunnel and Resevoir Plan (TARP)
Percy hits MSD for flood woes 1981-09-24 Sen. Charles Percy blames the Metropolitan Sanitary District for local flooding problems, stating that the District has tied up funds in the Deep Tunnel project which Percy believes will not necessarily abate flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 24, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Percy, Charles H.
Downspouts down and out: Board 1981-09-24 The Village Board passed an ordinance on Sept. 21 which requires homeowners to disconnect downspouts. Hopefully this will ease the water load on local sewers during heavy rainfalls. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 24, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Ordinances
Percy, Dixon coming to discuss flooding 1981-09-17 Sen. Charles Percy, Sen. Alan Dixon, and Skokie village officials will meet on Sept. 20 to discuss flooding on the North Shore. The News, Thursday, September 17, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Percy, Charles H., Dixon, Alan
$8 million grant sought for sewers 1981-09-17 The village plans to apply for an EPA grant of more than $8 million to fund a three-part program for improvements to the local sewer system. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 17, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Grants, Sewers and sewage disposal
More rain woes 1981-09-03 An ordinance requiring Skokie residents to disconnect drain spouts on their homes as a flood control measure will be drafted and presented at the Sept. 14 Skokie Board of Trustees meeting. The News, Thursday, September 3, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Ordinances
Percy can't agree on meeting date 1981-09-03 Skokie is attempting to schedule a meeting with U.S. Senator Charles Percy and other area legislators to gather support for federal funds to help alleviate local flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 3, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Percy, Charles H.
MSD says flooding won't stop without tunnel 1981-08-27 The Metropolitan Sanitary District predicts future floods in Skokie if the Deep Tunnel project does not proceed. The News, Thursday, August 27, 1981, p. 4 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Board tries to stop floods 1981-08-27 Recent floods were discussed at the August 24 Skokie Board of Trustees meeting. The News, Thursday, August 27, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees
Residents rail against the rain 1981-08-20 Citizens of Skokie filled the village board meeting on August 17 and demanded an immediate solution to a local flooding problem. The News, Thursday, August 20, 1981, p. 3 Flood control,
Board is flooded with complaints 1981-08-20 Responding to demands by a standing-room only crowd at the August 17 meeting, the Village Board has suggested a plan to combat local flooding. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 20, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control,
No chance for Deep Tunnel- Percy aide 1981-08-06 Bruce Anderson, special assistant to Sen. Charles Percy, says it is unlikely that Skokie will get enough federal money to improve the local sewer system. The News, Thursday, August 6, 1981, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Some ways to minimize flooding 1981-07-26 A Skokie engineer says Skokie's sewer system will not have the capacity to handle a severe rain like the one on July 12, even after the Deep Tunnel system is completed. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 26, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Sewers and sewage disposal
Tunnel update: Frozen funds have residents high, not dry 1981-07-26 In an interview this week a deputy engineer with the Metropolitan Sanitary District discussed the origins of the Deep Tunnel project, the specifics of construction, and prognosis for its completion. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 26, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal
Deep tunnel necessary: Skokie Board 1980-12-25 Commenting on Senator Percy's call for discontinuation of the Deep Tunnel project, Trustee McCabe said the Senator is unaware of the project's importance. The News, Thursday, December 25, 1980, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Percy, Charles H., Sewers and sewage disposal, McCabe, Frank
Smith makes plea for 'deep tunnel 1980-12-25 Mayor Albert Smith has voiced strong support of the "deep tunnel" project as the best means to solve sewer backups and pollution of the lake. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 25, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 2 Flood control, Smith, Albert J., Sewers and sewage disposal
Flood victims go to court: Suit charges 'negligence' in tunnel 1980-07-31 Skokie and Evanston residents have filed suit against the MSD charging gross negligence in the recent flooding of their basements. The News, Thursday, July 31, 1980, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Litigation, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Pipe error floods Skokie 1980-07-24 The recent basement flooding in northeast Skokie was caused by a wrong size pipe being installed in the Deep Tunnel Project. The News, Thursday, July 24, 1980, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Sewer error floods 350 homes 1980-07-24 Construction problems with deep tunnel project resulted in sewer backups in northeast Skokie. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 24, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Sewers and sewage disposal
Townhouse flooding plan passes 1979-03-15 An ordinance regulating the installation of flood control systems in townhouse areas has passed. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 15, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Ordinances, Housing - Town houses
Explosion injuries 13 1979-01-18 An explosion January 16 at the Skokie site of the Deep Tunnel Project injured 13 men and shut down operations. The News, Thursday, January 18, 1979, p. 6 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal
MSD blast injures 13 1979-01-18 An explosion in the MSD deep tunnel construction project injured 13 workmen. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 18, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 2 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel, Accidents
Stresses his support of project: Percy clarifies views on tunnel 1978-11-05 Senator Charles Percy says he supports the Deep Tunnel Project and will continue to work for its completion. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 5, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Skokie flooded with complaints: Basement back-ups create storm 1978-09-21 Flooded Skokie residents were told the only solution to their problem is the Metropolitan Sanitary District's deep tunnel project. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 21, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
Air flood control study: Two likely solutions would cost millions 1978-04-06 Study says cost of relieving periodic flooding that results in back-up of sewer system into residents' basements would cost millions. The News, Thursday, April 6, 1978, p. 3 Flood control, Sewers and sewage disposal
Grant gets rock tunnel off ground 1977-03-17 Federal grant has been approved by EPA for first step in Village's flood control project. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 17, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 1 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
Make a splash: Disconnecting downspouts best way to fight flooding 1977-01-13 Article on ways to prevent flooding problems. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 13, 1977, p. 3 Flood control,
Tunnel to stop suburban flood 1976-09-02 Ground breaking ceremonies held for the Deep Tunnel project. The News, Thursday, September 2, 1976, p. 6 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
Skokie flood woes viewed by board 1975-08-28 Interview with Village Municipal Engineer on how to control basement flooding. The News, Thursday, August 28, 1975, p. 10 Flood control,
Cut downspouts, Skokie orders 1974-12-12 Downspouts in the South Fairview area will be disconnected, Village will pay up to $15 per downspout. The News, Thursday, December 12, 1974, p. 13 Flood control,
Tax shelters for Skokians 1974-11-28 Article on flooding problems in Fairview area. The News, Thursday, November 28, 1974, p. 4 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees
NIPC approves tunnel project 1974-11-14 Construction projects that would prevent basement flooding will cost about $60 million. The News, Thursday, November 14, 1974, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Northern Illinois Planning Commission, Deep Tunnel
Tunnel plan buried? 1974-06-13 Funding for the Deep Tunnel project not available in 1975. The News, Thursday, June 13, 1974, p. 3 Flood control, Deep Tunnel
Deep-tunnel gets big boost 1974-06-06 Village Board and state legislators meet to discuss local concerns, including the Deep Tunnel project. The News, Thursday, June 6, 1974, p. 3 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
Skokie 'in deep' with tunnel plan 1974-04-04 Public meeting planned to discuss the proposed tunnel-reservoir. The News, Thursday, April 4, 1974, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
It's high time 1973-12-13 Comments on flood prevention report. The News, Thursday, December 13, 1973, p. 25 Flood control,
Give Skokie flood report 1973-12-13 Report states most complete flood control programs would cost more than $35 million. The News, Thursday, December 13, 1973, p. 2 Flood control,
Skokie to tangle with state on sewers 1973-11-29 State highway officials and village at odds on village recommendation to install plugs along highways within Skokie. The News, Thursday, November 29, 1973, p. 2 Flood control, Streets
Hear new Skokie flood report 1973-11-29 Article on recommendations that could significantly lessen basement flooding. The News, Thursday, November 29, 1973, p. 13 Flood control,
It's high time 1973-08-23 Comments on flooding in Skokie and Village officials' response. The News, Thursday, August 23, 1973, p. 4 Flood control,
It's high time 1973-08-02 Comments on meeting at Metropolitan Sanitary District and flooding problems in Skokie. The News, Thursday, August 2, 1973, p. 6 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District
It's high time 1973-01-04 Comments on Metropolitan Sanitary District approval of deep tunnel project. The News, Thursday, January 4, 1973, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
It's high time 1973-01-04 Jean Doney comments on the Deep Tunnel Project and steps Skokie could take to overcome flood problems. The News, Thursday, January 4, 1973, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Deep Tunnel
Trustees approve flood survey 1973-01-04 Village Trustees authorize study on best action to take to combat flooding. The News, Thursday, January 4, 1973, p. 2 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Surveys and studies
Trustees approve flood survey 1973-01-04 Skokie Village Board authorized a comprehensive survey on village flooding. The News, Thursday, January 4, 1973, p. 2 Flood control, Skokie Board of Trustees, Surveys and studies
Skokie flood relief: A light at tunnel's end? 1972-12-14 Skokie officials learn two tentative proposals have been prepared for Skokie's portion of Deep Tunnel project. The News, Thursday, December 14, 1972, p. 1 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Rock tunnel concept approved; leg later 1972-11-02 Metropolitan Sanitary District to consider Skokie portion of Deep Tunnel later. The News, Thursday, November 2, 1972, p. 6 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Mayor gives 'leg' case 1972-10-19 Mayor to state need for Skokie portion of the Deep Tunnel project. The News, Thursday, October 19, 1972, p. 13 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
It's high time 1972-10-12 Comments on the Deep Tunnel project The News, Thursday, October 12, 1972, p. 3 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
Skokie leg' out: Area flood solution in jeopardy 1972-10-12 Skokie portion of the Deep Tunnel project is not likely to be realized. The News, Thursday, October 12, 1972, p. 1 Flood control, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel