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It could be worse...remember the Great Chicago Flood?

It could be worse...remember the Great Chicago Flood?
All of these thunderstorms and tales of sump pumps failing have got me thinking of the Great Chicago Flood! Have you heard of it? It’s a pretty unusual situation and the topic of this week’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. In 1992, construction crews working near the Kinzie Street Bridge punctured the ceiling of one of... Read more »

The Great Chicago Flood

The Great Chicago Flood
We’ve all heard of the Chicago Fire, but have you heard of the Chicago Flood? In 1992, construction crews working near the Kinzie Street Bridge punctured the ceiling of one of the abandoned tunnels under the Chicago River. It started leaking, but, in true Chicago fashion, nobody did anything about it. After several weeks the... Read more »