Soon a cold and snowy winter will give way to a wet spring that could bring with it flood-level river waters.
The public comment period expires Monday for repairs on 74 miles of flood protection levees in Madison, Monroe and Saint Clair counties.
Two metro east villages are looking for ways to pay for mandated inspections
FEMA mandates inspection could cost village $1 million
Project begins in June, slated to wrap up in late 2014.
Says partnership will help expedite permitting process
Hundreds of thousands of people, businesses and towns in Southwestern Illinois, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are at risk of major flood damage.
Officials: Untold number of jobs lost because of flood insurance rate fears
Officials say upgrades should be completed in time, if Corps cooperates
Local agencies say permitting process is slow