Updated: Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010, 12:16 PM CDTPublished : Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010, 12:16 PM CDT
FOX Chicago News
Chicago – West suburban Cicero is suing over the recent severe flooding because town leaders believe it could have been prevented.
Cicero Town President Larry Dominick said the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District did a “very poor job” opening the locks to reverse the direction of the Chicago River to send flood waters into Lake Michigan.
The agency said it acted as quickly as possible.
Roughly 5,000 homes and 100 businesses sustained damage, and cleanup costs are expected to be more than 12 million dollars.
Originally reported by FOX News Chicago. Read the original article here.