Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a flooded street to reach the home of his cousin on April 19, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Record-setting rains and rising rivers have caused wide-spread flooding in many Illinois communities.
Happy Monday and welcome to the Weekend Rewind. Here are 10 stories from the past couple days you need to know to start your week.
Top 10 Resources for Recovering From a Flood
Many Chicagoans and Midwesterners are beginning to rummage through debris of homes and belongings lost in the flooding that stormed through the area this week. Here’s a list of sites that you might want to check out to kick start your recovery.
Man Charged With Biting Off Another Man’s Ear
Bond was set at $250,000 Sunday for a 28-year-old man who bit off a piece of another man’s ear during a domestic dispute Friday, police said.
Misery Loves Company: Celtics, Bulls in Same Hotel
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are staying at the same location this weekend. Both lost their playoff openers Saturday, the Celtics falling 85-78 to the New York Knicks and the Bulls getting routed 106-89 by the Nets in Brooklyn.
Chicago Woman Arrested 396 Times Since 1978
A Chicago woman has been arrested at least 396 times since 1978, including 92 times for theft and an alleged attack on a City Council member.
More Rain Possible in Week Ahead
As Illinois continues to clean up after drenching rain caused record-high river levels and flooding to power through the Midwest, residents may also need to brace for more rain.
FBI: Aurora Teen Attempted to Join Terrorist Group Linked to Al-Qaida
An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday just before he traveled to the Middle East to join an al-Qaida terrorist group, according to federal officials.
Bacon Lovers Make 2,500-Pound Donation at Baconfest
As Baconfest hit Chicago Saturday, Eckrich, who made their debut at the greasy fest with their Bacon Lovers Deli Meats, donated 2,500 pounds of meat to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Thibodeau: Rose 'Most Likely Out' for Playoffs
This year the team is entering with the injuries that could keep them out of the lead as Derrick Rose will reportedly not return for the opener of the Bull’s first-round series against Brooklyn Saturday and Joakim Noah suffered a setback in his recovery that could keep him out of Game 1 also.
Illinois Has Second Highest Unemployment Rate
Unemployment rates fell in more than half the U.S. states in March even though job growth slowed. Rates fell largely because many of those out of work stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.
Couple Charged with Murdering Missing Maywood Boy
A Maywood couple was charged with first-degree murder Saturday in connection with the disappearance of 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter, who became the subject of an Illinois Amber Alert this week.