At my mother’s partyJuly 13th, 2014 at 1:31 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Picture of my mother, brother, sister and me at my mother’s 95th birthday party on Saturday. Lots of rain here Saturday/Saturday night. They cancelled Taste of Chicago because of the rain and ponding of water. Some people paid $30 to $40 to park and were not too pleased. The rain ended and we were dry for the lunch and trip to the park thereafter. Great day. Heavy traffic (stop and go thru most of Chicago) and road construction made it a fairly long trip. Parts of Chicago had over 4″ of rain today. The ramp from the Dan Ryan to the Eisenhower Expressway was flooded, as was the Ontario St. Connector. Here’s rain reports from West Michigan and NE Illinois (4.52″ at Oak Forest and 4.75″ at Gibson City.