Blue Island's flooding problems and the response by Mary Carvlin, the Blue Island Resident Action Committee, CNT and Jason Berry are all mentioned in a great article in the Chicago Tribune posted on June 15, 2016.
Blue Island neighbors, an important survey has been sent via US mail to many of us. It is designed to assess our flooding problems in order to create real solutions. It comes from the RainReady program of the Center For Neighborhood Technology. We need to get the word out to all our neighbors that this is an important survey to complete. Please let people know. And please let me know if you have an idea for increasing awareness for this important survey.
This footage was taken and edited by Mary Carvlin on July 12, 2014 on the Northeast side of Blue Island including but not limited to the corner of Washington & 119th Place. Used by expressed permission of Mary Carvlin.
We are a group of residents living in Northeast Blue Island who are organizing to end the flooding in our neighborhood. Our first step, in cooperation with local and regional officials, is to gather data in order to fund solutions. If you are a resident of the 7th ward please take time to complete the flooding survey. The more surveys we collect the faster we can solve the flooding crisis in Blue Island! Thanks!