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Calumet area community leaders meet to address flooding issues

Image courtesy of RainReady Project Manager Molly Oshun

Image courtesy of RainReady Project Manager Molly Oshun

During heavy rains, Bobby Evans places pallets at the edge of his front yard in Dolton so children waiting for the school bus can board without having to wade through an unexpected river.

“One little boy, I used to have to pick him up to get him on the bus,” Evans said.

Evans and his wife, Barbara, have lived at the property on 156th Street since 1985. Over the years, when it rains, the five acres or so of vacant land behind him, made up of forest preserve and Illinois Department of Transportation land, turns into a steady gush that spills over onto his property…Please click here to read Donna Vickroy’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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