17th & Walnut Streets Flood Reduction is a Success Story

Back in May 2020, several rainstorms led to severe street flooding. Walnut Street, between 17th Street and 19th Street, is a location that has historically had street flooding which has caused residential property damage.  This location is included in the State Street Creek Watershed Master Plan. The Plan recommends adding stormwater detention where practical, as… Read More 17th & Walnut Streets Flood Reduction is a Success Story

City’s GIS Team an Integral Part of the States’ Next Generation 911 Project

Effort Led by the Illinois State Police Few of us ever leave home without our cell phone these days. But calling 911 from a cell phone may not always provide an accurate location for first responders. That’s where the more precise location data and detailed mapping made possible by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology can… Read More City’s GIS Team an Integral Part of the States’ Next Generation 911 Project

Smart Salting

A Reminder from the Natural Resources Commission Salt helps to keep our roads and sidewalks safe in the winter and softens water in our homes throughout the year. However, over-use of salt comes with high price. Chloride from salt infiltrates our lakes, streams, and groundwater putting aquatic life and freshwater resources at risk. Some easy… Read More Smart Salting