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Call 311 if you got Water In Basement

Call 311 or go on-line too 311 service request. The service requests are in alpha order therefore Water In a Basement is down in the W's (so don't give up you'll find the correct choice).

By documenting on-line, you receive a transaction number which enables you to follow up with 311. Use this method for all service requests, and there are many many service requests to choose from.

Also if you got water in your basement and a nearby sewer runs slow or not at all document that also.

  • Keep in mind if you do not call 311 or document this, than our Alderman might not have enough proof that our sewer systems need revamping. Without documentation to 311 nobody but our family and friends will know of our flooding or Water in the Basement problem.

    So pass it along to all that the rain problem has affected and call 311.

  • What types of services are home owners qualified for? I've reported my home and my mother's home but not sure what, if anything, this will do.

  • 311 enables everyone to report a non-emergency. If you posted water in the basement on-line, the drop down box will provide all the requests that a person can make. But I can name a few. Backed up sewer, abandoned car, tree trimming, reporting a vacant or abandoned building, street light...

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    311 enables everyone to report a non-emergency. If you posted water in the basement on-line, the drop down box will provide all the requests that a person can make. But I can name a few. Backed up sewer, abandoned car, tree trimming, reporting a vacant or abandoned building, street light bulb replacement. These are only a few.

    When you report to 311 request services on-line, you will receive an email confirmation and a text message that thanks you and reads "your participation helps builds a new Chicago, Mayor Emanual". So see, this is our way of letting the higher ups know what is happening in our community and that is important!

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Updated 33 hours ago

Sewer hasn't drained in over 5 years

Location is on the side of a corner house at 6359 S Knox. The drain surface is kept free of debris. Everyone has called every department. Many many times we've called 311, the Ward Office, streets and sans. The trucks have come out but they do nothing. I expect to receive a call if it's been checked out with any resolution. It smells so bad. What can we do to find out how this is going to be resolved, does anybody know?

  • I think everybody is busy cleaning the flooding in the neighborhood thus no response yet to my comment. A house near the sewer that never drains got flooded by. 6 feet or so as well as many other neighbors including self.

    I do not know why the blocks nearby this...

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    I think everybody is busy cleaning the flooding in the neighborhood thus no response yet to my comment. A house near the sewer that never drains got flooded by. 6 feet or so as well as many other neighbors including self.

    I do not know why the blocks nearby this smelly mildew sewer are not provided with a flyer or letter from the city/streets n sanitation providing us a description of the problem and resolution.

    About a year ago a sewer nearby didn't drain for years and something was done to fix it after years of calling and I think they discovered the problem of both sewers but nobody knows. I don't know why the city doesn't want to communicate to it's neighbors.

    between 60th and 63rd street on Keating, Kilpatrick and Knox the sewer system was replaced. Did anybody flood there before and/or after the sewers were replaced?

  • I know of at least 2 peolpe who flooded in 6200 block of Kilpatrick and Keating also someone in the 6300 Keating. Have you tried calling the Water Department sewere division?

  • No, but I will. If you mean Nick, yes I have, if not, than can you provide a name and number?

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Storm dumped “too much rain in too little time,” official says

A similar situation had closed Western Avenue at 75th Street.

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Melvin Lane, who lives in the 9300 block of Cornell Avenue, near Stony Island Avenue, said his street was a pond, which is something he’s had to get used to.

The routes affected were: No. 379 Midway – Orland Square, No. 381 95th Street, No. 382 Central – Clearing, No. 383 South Cicero, No. 384 Narragansett/Ridgeland, No. 385 87th/111th/127th and No. 386 South Harlem, according to Pace.

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High water receding; rush hour mostly clear, some side streets still flooded

A similar situation closed Western Avenue at 75th Street.

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Melvin Lane, who lives in the 9300 block of Cornell Avenue, near Stony Island Avenue, said his street was a pond, which is something he’s had to get used to.

The routes affected were: No. 379 Midway – Orland Square, No. 381 95th Street, No. 382 Central – Clearing, No. 383 South Cicero, No. 384 Narragansett/Ridgeland, No. 385 87th/111th/127th and No. 386 South Harlem, according to Pace.

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WOW: Cars drive on sidewalk to get around flooded viaduct

To get around a flooded viaduct at 75th and Western, cars drove on the sidewalk Friday morning.

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Updated Aug 18

Camelot School moves to Emmanuel Baptist Church update.

Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as...

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Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as we expressed our concerns and disapproval for the opening of this school. Most of our arguments against it were not based on emotion alone, but substantiated facts regarding our demographics that are not consistent with their mission. I hope they received our feedback in the spirit in which it was delivered. No one denied the need for such a program, we were in disagreement about where it should be.

They stated that they would not open in a community that was not welcoming for their students. We stood up to show our consensus that we would not be that welcoming community and are hoping that they decide to seek shelter elsewhere. The executive director ended the meeting with a commitment to share our concerns immediately with the Pastor of Emmanuel as the lease has not been signed. We are awaiting the results of their discussion.

Meanwhile, I noticed that signs have been put up on Damen restricting parking and white lines have been drawn in the street. It appears they are planning to create a crosswalk in the middle of the block for the students entry into the school. Deception all around. This is not the time to sit still neighbors, we have to move swiftly to impact change. It's not over yet, when money is involved we have to stand firm and demand this lease is not signed. Next stop protest the church and hold them accountable for creating this upset in our community.

I'm not going anywhere, are you?

  • Glad you had success with this issue. At some point this issue has to be addressed on the city and state level. While "Joey H" states that you must accommodate all children, the way CPS is going about it is all wrong. Dangling dollars in front of cash strapped churches is not the way to do this.

    Now, you need to be on the lookout for homeless teen shelters because DCFS is dangling dollars as well.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Absolutly! You are so right about that.

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All-Black Chicago Baseball Team First to Advance to Little League World Series in 31 Years

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Updated Aug 12

When will the violence stop

What can we do? It has calm down in my neck of the woods but has trickled down in other neighborhoods and it is time for school to start back. What can we do to keep the Children safe and learning????

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    Agree with you on #3 & #5, but as to #6 - which I've heard many people say before -
    I don't think any soldier would want one of these street bums with a gun to be in a combat zone with them. Being a soldier involves discipline, courage, and knowing right from wrong. These punks are zeros as to those qualities.

  • I agree that it takes discipline and courage to give of your life for a greater good. However, that is precisely what needs to be inculcated in those who are misguided and have no fear of death. The boot camp , the steady reinforcement of discipline and the unflinching demand...

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    I agree that it takes discipline and courage to give of your life for a greater good. However, that is precisely what needs to be inculcated in those who are misguided and have no fear of death. The boot camp , the steady reinforcement of discipline and the unflinching demand for immediate and unquestioned compliance with orders should be a great place to start the turnaround. They need a good CAUSE TO DIE FOR!. I admit I know nothing about the mettle it takes to lay down your life for your country but I can't imagine a worst destiny than dying on a street just like road kill.

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