When Grafton, Ill., Mayor Bobbie Amburg married her husband 16 years ago, he assured her that his house, at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, was built high enough to withstand any deluge. "Of course, that was wrong, because in '93 we had 64 inches of water in our basement -- which is above... More >>>
By C.D. Stelzer
Grafton, Ill., Mayor Bobbie Amburg: "It bothers me that nobody bothered to inform the people on the Illinois side of the river that this was going on."