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Winnebago County
5:03 am
Thu December 18, 2014

New Flood Maps Mean More Flood Insurance For Some

Andrew Epstein WNIJ

Illinois is updating some of its flood maps: and that means some homeowners will need to buy flood insurance for the first time.

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$35-million for Dam Rebuild
5:39 am
Fri April 18, 2014

One Year After The Floods: Marseilles Still Recovering

No need for sandbags at the moment. But last year at this time, much of central Illinois couldn't get enough of these things.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

It was a year ago today torrential rains triggered a disaster along the Illinois River in LaSalle County. Seven barges crashed into a dam in Marseilles, causing millions of dollars in damage.  

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Senator Durbin visits hard-hit Marseilles
9:35 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

11 Counties Declared Federal Flood Disasters

On standby
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Eleven Illinois counties were declared federal disaster areas Friday evening, paving the way for people and businesses to get more help with flood recovery efforts. President Obama approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request for federal help in the aftermath of mid-April flooding.

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Flooding
3:04 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Storm-Related Closings: Thursday, April 18th

Stay off the playground today in Lions Park, DeKalb.
Credit Allyson Kellner

We’ve received a lot of rain here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, and more is on the way. The following is a list of some of the closings and cancelations due to extraordinary flooding in some parts of our listening area:

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Flooding
6:19 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Officials Watching Water Levels In Northern Illinois

First Street Bridge over the Kishwaukee River in DeKalb 4/18/13
Guy Stephens WNIJ

The Village of Utica is advising resident who live south of downtown to evacuate this evening. The LaSalle County town is expecting record-flooding from the Illinois River.

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