Friday Sep 12
Chicago 'Burb Dumping Fire Department Due to Pension Debts
North Riverside, Illinois, a community of less than 7,000 west of Chicago, claims it cannot afford to sustain its own crew of firefighters. After the firefighters union apparently refused to sign on to an agreement where existing firefighters would be slowly replaced by a privatized force after they retired or left the village over the next decade, the city is now going to sue to just dump them all now and replace them with a private employer.
Flash Flood Watch Issued for Elmhurst
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Elmhurst, effective Sept. 10 from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elmhurst Public Works has "swept low lying areas and checked inlets," according to an Elmhurst news flash .
Illinois Contractor Fined for Trenching Hazards
B & T Underground Inc., based in North Riverside, Ill., exposed workers to cave-in hazards, according to OSHA, and has been cited for one willful, two serious and four repeat safety violations. B & T Underground Inc., based in North Riverside, Ill., exposed workers to cave-in hazards, according to OSHA, and has been cited for one willful, two serious and four repeat safety violations.
Dist. 96 Looking To Fill Two Board Vacancies
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their reasons for wanting to serve on the D96 school board, including a vision for moving the district forward. Applications may be submitted to Ms.
Rush hour mostly clear after storms
Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting temporary road closures and Pace bus delays.