Community Rating System

Community Rating System (CRS)


The Community Rating System is a voluntary program of the National Flood Insurance Program. Through the CRS, communities that are undertaking floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum floodplain management requirements of the NFIP earn reductions in the flood insurance premiums of their residents resulting in more affordable flood insurance.

Read more in the CRS Manual here.


Flood Resources


Information on whether your property is in the 100-year floodplain can be obtained from the Building Department or by checking on FEMA's website.

If you have flooding or drainage problems on your property, contact the Building Superintendent for solutions. He can be reached at (708) 385-8642.

It is illegal to dump materials, yard waste or debris into a required waterway and violators may be fined. (515 ILCS 5/5-5). If you see someone dumping debris in our water courses or suspect any other illegal activity, please contact the Police Department at (708) 385-2534.

Links to Other Resources:


ASSE Tips for Flood-Related Mold
IAFSM - Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Flood Information from FEMA
Guide To Flood Protection In Northeastern Illinois
USGS - U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Internet Tools

Be Prepared / Are you RainReady?



CNT's RainReady? initiative helps individuals and communities work together to find solutions to the problems of too much or too little water. For more information, please visit our RainReady page.

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