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Municipal group fights TIF district sewer fee 2000-11-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 16, 2000, p. 6 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Northwest Municipal Conference, Fitzpatrick, Kevin, TIF (tax increment financing), Sewers and sewage disposal, Eslick, Don
Pump and sewer work gets nod 2000-03-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 2, 2000, p. 4 Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Independent Mechanical Industries Inc., Kenny Industrial Services, Sewers and sewage disposal
Village board gives nod to Niles North drainage tank 1999-03-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 18, 1999, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Board of Trustees, Niles North High School, Sewers and sewage disposal
McCormick work to run months beyond schedule 1998-02-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 12, 1998, p. 3 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Kiewet-Powers Construction, McCormick Boulevard, Sewers and sewage disposal, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Winter break on Oakton is good news for drivers 1997-12-04 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 4, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 1 Sewers and sewage disposal, Oakton Street, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Road repairs will make for one long, hot summer 1997-06-12 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 12, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 1 Crawford Avenue, Sewers and sewage disposal, Oakton Street, Dempster Street, Streets - Maintenance and repair
Skokie sewers and signals ready for spring overhaul 1997-02-13 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 13, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 1 Traffic signals, Illinois Department of Transportation, Sewers and sewage disposal
Sewers set for $12 million in repairs 1996-02-08 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 8, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 DiPaolo Co., Sewers and sewage disposal
Water main mishap floods basements 1994-12-08 A main break in Skokie's water system may have caused sewer backups in Morton Grove. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 8, 1994, p. 13 Sewers and sewage disposal, Water supply, Morton Grove
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
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 1988-09-03 Under an agreement reached August 30, no industrial waste will be drained from Hodag Chemical Corporation into the Village sewer system. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, September 3, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Hodag Chemical Corporation, Refuse and refuse disposal, Sewers and sewage disposal, Environment
Chemical waste dumping ban extended 1988-08-11 A temporary restraining order preventing Skokie chemical firm, Hodag Chemical Corp., from pouring more toxic waste into a sewer was extended to August 30. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 11, 1988, p. 3 Hodag Chemical Corporation, Sewers and sewage disposal, Environment, Laws and regulations
Firm accused of dumping chemicals into sewer 1988-08-04 A lawsuit was filed against the president and the general manager of the Hodag Chemical Corporation, 7247 Central Avenue, for deliberately pouring large amounts of toxic waste into a sewer. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 4, 1988, p. 3 Hodag Chemical Corporation, Litigation, Sewers and sewage disposal, Business, Environment
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
Centre East, sewer project gain $1/2 million 1986-07-10 Skokie was the recipient of two $500,000 grants from the Build Illinois program. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 10, 1986, p. 3 Skokie - Budget and expenditures, Performing arts, Build Illinois Program, Grants, Sewers and sewage disposal, Centre East for the Performing Arts
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
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)
$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
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
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
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
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
Ordinances 1979-03-22 An ordinance requiring the consent of all owners of dwelling units served by a common sewer before installing a pressure device. The News, Thursday, March 22, 1979, p. 25 Ordinances, Sewers and sewage disposal
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
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
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
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
Drop boom on neighbor 1974-08-01 Village Board accepted recommendation that downspouts in Fairview South area should be disconnected from the sewer system. The News, Thursday, August 1, 1974, p. 10 Ordinances, Sewers and sewage disposal
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
It's high time 1968-02-15 Comments on Skokie's sewage system The News, Thursday, February 15, 1968, p. 17 Sewers and sewage disposal,