Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Flooding fixes planned because problems are ‘not going away’ ]]> Lead story image

There was just too much water coming down in too short a period of time. The result was traffic nightmares, waterlogged basements and even a handful of school closures. In many areas of the Southland, the flooding problems that struck once again Friday are the norm whenever a heavy storm rolls through. After surveying the overflowed Melvina Ditch Reservoir that caused 87th Street between Oak Lawn and Burbank to be closed for several hours Friday, Kathleen Meany, president of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, issued a statement that sounded like part plea, part warning. “Ultimately, we all … ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:07:05 -0500