After much rancor, renaming Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable now step away from reality
On Thursday, Chicago moved a step closer to renaming the iconic Lake Shore Drive to honor Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, the Black man credited with founding the city nearly 250 years ago.chicagotribune.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened March 13-14 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Those living in the 60624, 60644, 60651 and 60653 ZIP codes became eligible Saturday for signups at the mass inoculation center that promises to vaccinate thousands of residents per day, according to a statement from the city. They join residents in the 60608, 60619, 60620, 60649 and 60652 communities that had remaining slots reserved for them starting Tuesday because they have been hard hit by COVID-19 and have low vaccination rates.chicagotribune.com
Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan
For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home. The evacuations include the towns of Edenville, Sanford and parts of Midland, according to Selina Tisdale, spokeswoman for Midland County. Dow Michigan Operations is working with its tenants and Midland County officials and will continue to closely monitor the water levels on the Tittabawassee River, Schikorra said. The Sanford Dam, which was built in 1925, received a fair condition rating. The Tittabawassee River was at 30.5 feet (9.3 meters) and rising Tuesday night - flood stage is 24 feet (7.3 meters).
Yacht strikes seawall guard rail along Detroit riverfront
A large boat struck the seawall guardrail overnight Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 along the Detroit riverfront. DETROIT – A large yacht struck the seawall guardrail overnight Tuesday along the Detroit riverfront. The rail was badly damaged along the Riverwalk near the Renaissance Center in Downtown Detroit. About 30 feet of dock was damaged, Detroit police said. The U.S. Coast Guard did catch up to the boat, named “Valara VI,” a little further up the Detroit River.