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By responding to the needs of the Chicago’s Chinese American residents, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) gained a positive reputation for helping families within Chinatown and forming partnerships within the city and beyond.
Two longtime leaders of CASL, President Bernarda “Bernie” Wong and Executive Director Esther Wong, have retired after working nearly 40 years with the agency they created.
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Basement and street flooding from heavy rain in Chicago and 36 suburbs could be reduced thanks to the McCook Reservoir, which dignitaries dedicated on Monday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the big hole, which could provide relief from Bedford Park to Wilmette.
The 285-feet deep McCook Quarry now will become a reservoir for floodwater and is the latest addition to the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP). The massive flood and pollution relief effort was started over four decades ago by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).
Preckwinkle joined more than a dozen others who jumped into the river at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown to prove the river is safe for people with normal immune systems. Preckwinkle said the event is “a long overdue effort to help cleanup the river.”
The “Big Jump,” hosted by Friends of the Chicago River, was intended to highlight the steps taken to improve the river’s water quality.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and about a dozen other elected officials will jump into the weekend, literally, by taking a plunge Saturday morning into the Chicago River.
The high-profile antics are as part of a fundraiser aimed at boosting efforts to improve the quality of the river’s water, which many Chicago residents, familiar with the river’s reputation, have made a habit of avoiding.