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Group discusses how to beautify channel 1987-12-10 A task force assembled by the Metropolitan Sanitary District met to discuss plans to revitalize an eight-mile water corridor and encourage its use as a park. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 10, 1987, p. 10 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Parks, North Shore Channel
MSD will talk to mayors 1985-05-12 Metropolitan Sanitary District commissioners will meet in the near future with suburban mayors to discuss a deadline for upgrading sanitary sewers. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, May 12, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal
Marina is still afloat 1984-08-12 Chicago Metropolitan Sanitary District officials estimate that the feasibility study for a Skokie marina could take anywhere from two to five years. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, August 12, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 1 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Surveys and studies
MSD study buoys marina proposal 1984-06-14 The Metropolitan Sanitary District is studying a proposal to move locks in the North Shore Channel. The move, along with the planned completion of the Deer Tunnel, could pave the way for development of the channel's banks. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 14, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Community development
Engineers: McCormick Blvd may remain closed until Aug. 1 1982-04-29 An engineer with the Metropolitan Sanitary District says that work is almost completed and McCormick Boulevard between Howard and Oakton Streets may be reopened by August 1. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 29, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, McCormick Boulevard, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Filing for MSD seat 1982-01-07 Skokie resident Mannie H. Tucker, candidate for the Metropolitan Sanitary District Board, filed his nominating petition along with other Republican candidates for Cook County offices. The News, Thursday, January 7, 1982, p. 3 Tucker, Mannie, Government - Cook County, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Elections
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.
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
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
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
Down the drain: Gas station owner faces crisis as McCormick closed for sewers 1981-07-19 Shirak Housepian owns a gas station at the corner of Howard and McCormick. The Metropolitan Sanitary District closed McCormick between Howard and Oakton and Housepian says his business has since dropped at least 65%. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations, Housepian, Shirak, Streets - Maintenance and repair
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
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
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
Heavy rains leave area basements flooded 1978-09-17 Recent rains left many Skokie basements flooded. Residents hope the deep tunnel project will prevent flooding. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, September 17, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Floods, Sewers and sewage disposal, Deep Tunnel
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
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
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
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
Transform canal to Chanel 5 1974-02-28 Skokie and the Metropolitan Water District to start on program to transform the west bank of canal from Howard to Golf into an arboretum. The News, Thursday, February 28, 1974, p. 6 Smith, Albert J., Metropolitan Sanitary District, Trees, Metropolitan Sanitary District Canal
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
Skokie rezones CTA, Sanitary Dist. land 1973-02-15 CTA and Sanitary District property rezoned from manufacturing to office. The News, Thursday, February 15, 1973, p. 3 Zoning, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
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
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
Skokie moratorium in effect 1968-03-21 As result of Chicago Sanitary District's refusal to allow use of their sewer facilities Skokie calls moratorium on new construction. The News, Thursday, March 21, 1968, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal
Skokie stops construction: Bacon opens war on all villages 1968-03-14 Chicago Sanitary District and Village disagree on rules regarding sewer systems. The News, Thursday, March 14, 1968, p. 1 Metropolitan Sanitary District, Sewers and sewage disposal