A look back: March 2019

Three weeks after a once-in-a-decade windstorm swept through Flossmoor, a giant pile of branches is being turned into a mountain of mulch.

On Wednesday, a huge chipping machine — a tub grinder — was gobbling up debris from the Aug. 10 derecho storm and spitting it into a 20-foot mound of vegetation. The grinder arrived Tuesday at Flossmoor’s Public Works complex, where it’s expected to chop up all the storm debris in a couple of days.

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