Sinkhole neighborhood putting up with noise and mess during storm sewer work

Villagers living in a sinkhole-damaged neighborhood are putting up with noise and a mess as major work is taking place on the storm sewer system.

Residents of the McLawren Terrace area in the Village of Calumet Grove are dealing with road closures and some chaos associated with work that will likely last until October.

A portion of SE 82nd Calumet Avenue between the Calumet postal station and McLawren Terrace has been closed since June 25.

A portion of SE 82nd Calumet Avenue between the Calumet Postal Station and McLawren Terrace has been closed since June 25.

Pipes are being replaced in the Village of Calumet Grove.

The Community Development District 4 Board of Supervisors in May made an emergency declaration to begin the repair work in the wake of sinkholes that first opened up in February 2018. The work will cost $1.4 million and is being paid for by residents of CDD 4 who are shouldering maintenance assessment fees that increased by 20 percent last year in anticipation of this expense.