Tag Archives: Illinois

Bloomington, Illinois. January 19th, 2012.

The sinkhole that swallowed the rear wheel of a District 87 bus Wednesday was caused by a water main break. Bloomington Water Department Director Craig Cummings said the main break caused some erosion of the soil underneath the pavement. “It … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures, Vehicle v Sinkhole | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cairo, Illinois. May 25th, 2011.

Commercial Avenue and sections of Martin Luther King Jr. Street are among the most heavily damaged blocks. The 400 block of 14th Street is closed as a sinkhole covers the entire width of the street. The same is true at … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Streator, Illinois. May 17th, 2011.

Pictured is a sinkhole about 10 to 12 feet in diameter and 10 to 12 feet deep on West Second Street just west of Kelly Street in Streator. Bud Barton, highway commissioner for Bruce Township, spoke with Illinois Mine Subsidence … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rockford, Illinois. February 22nd, 2011.

ROCKFORD — Four water main breaks occurred today in Rockford, two of them on the same street, Public Works Director Tim Hanson said. The first of two sinkholes to occur on Cushman Road occurred after a water main broke and … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures, Vehicle v Sinkhole | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment