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The Great Chicago Flood

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Members—$5 & guests—$8.

Self-hosted lunch to follow at Nookies (1746 N. Wells St.).

The Chicago flood occurred on April of 1992, when the damaged wall of a utility tunnel beneath the Chicago River opened into a breach, which flooded basements and underground facilities throughout the Chicago Loop—crippling downtown Chicago for days. Our speaker, Joe Jacobazzi, was the newly appointed Chief Engineer of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Chicago and it became his responsibility to stop the flood and deal with the cleanup. Please join us for a fascinating presentation on what it is like to be responsible for saving the city from one of its greatest disasters.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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First come first serve parking is available in their lot located on the south side of the building.
Public Transportation:
Bus #37 stop at Sedgwick & Menomonee (0.5 blocks away). Brown and Purple Lines stop at Sedgwick station (2.5 blocks away)
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