Tag: Thornton Quarry

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How a section of the Thornton Quarry became a key reservoir

June 19, 2017By

The north lobe of the Thornton Quarry is serving well as a nearly 8 billion-gallon dirty water reservoir in Great Chicago’s floodwater management plan.

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Recognizing the rewards of reclamation

March 30, 2016By

Quarry reclamation projects sometimes take years or even decades to complete, but the rewards of following through with […]

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Interest in Thornton Quarry tours reaches an all-time high

September 22, 2015By

Massive canyons appear on both sides as passers-by drive east or west through Thornton, Ill., on Interstate 80. […]

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