Amid Another Day Of Water Pressure Woes In Dixmoor, Village President Says Relief Is On The Way

Residents of south suburban Dixmoor were frustrated again on Sunday, as they went on a second day in a row with water issues.

Amid Another Day Of Water Pressure Woes In Dixmoor, Village President Says Relief Is On The Way

DIXMOOR, Ill. (CBS) — Residents of south suburban Dixmoor were frustrated again on Sunday, as they went on a second day in a row with water issues.

CBS 2’s Steven Graves took concerns straight to village leadership, and Dixmoor Village President Fitzgerald Roberts assured people that relief is on the way – and an issue has been identified. In the meantime, the village gave out bottled water to residents at Village Hall.

In a news release, the village said a water break that caused a major loss in water pressure in Dixmoor on Saturday has been fixed. But until the turbines for the water system are fixed, full water pressure will not return.

(Credit: Village of Dixmoor)

“We can report that we found the break which occurred in Harvey and the break has been repaired,” Roberts said in a news release. “Right now, we are waiting for the pressure to build back up, but we won’t have full pressure until the turbines we use to add water pressure are repaired. We will have engineers on site tomorrow to diagnose the problems with the turbines.”

Dixmoor Turbine

(Credit: Village of Dixmoor)

A turbine blew as a result of the pipe break, which was outside of the village’s control, Roberts said. CBS 2 learned Sunday that the issue will be worked on by engineers on Monday.

Water pressure has been at half its normal levels. Residents showed us their water pressure on Sunday, calling it a “trickle.”

Some of the 3,600 people in the village said they have had water problems since 2019, and they are waiting for answers on why it keeps happening.

“This just continues to solidify why maybe the town should just be annexed out to other villages, because obviously, their management and mismanagement is just beyond gross,” said Dixmoor resident Stacie Price.

“I just pray that they can continue to bear with us,” Roberts told CBS 2’s Graves, “because all of us is going through this together.”

The City of Harvey solely provides water for Dixmoor. We were still waiting late Sunday on any word from their leaders, and also any word if this issue could have been avoided.

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Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky won their first ever WNBA Championship Sunday, taking three games out of four against the Phoenix Mercury.

Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury

By CBS 2’s Marshall Harris and Associated Press writer Casey Drottar

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — The Chicago Sky won their first ever WNBA Championship Sunday, taking three games out of four against the Phoenix Mercury.

The final score Sunday was 80-74. The sell-out crowd was not disappointed in what they saw transpire, as they broke into Queens’ “We Are the Champions” after the victory.

Ticker tape and confetti flew after the final horn.

Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who won the series 3-1, rallying from a 72-65 deficit with 4:42 left.

“Man, there’s nothing like it,” Parker told CBS 2’s Marshall Harris, “Winning a championship at home – I told Allie, I was like, man, that’s not too bad for two suburban girls, right?”

Marshall asked Parker if this championship meant more to her, given that the Naperville native is back home after having previously won with the Los Angeles Sparks and winning WNBA Most Valuable Player awards twice.

“I think the game was like a microcosm of what the season has been. The season has been hard – I mean, we’ve gone through ups and downs, injuries – all that,” Parker said. “But we still believed. We stayed calm. We stayed the course. It’s unbelievable, man.”

“It’s a moment that I’ll never forget. Right now, it’s still surreal. I can’t even believe – like I haven’t remembered anything from the horn buzzer to me talking to you guys right now, so this is just amazing,” Sky Head Coach James Wade told reporters. Wade is leading the team in his third year as coach.

The Sky scored the next nine points to take a two-point lead on Stefanie Dolson’s layup. She then added another basket to make it 76-72 with 45.8 seconds left.

The Mercury’s Diana Taurasi was fouled on the next possession shooting a 3-pointer and made the first two free throws, but missed the third.

Vandersloot then scored in the lane to seal the victory setting off the celebration.

“We were down nine, down 11 and we stayed with it,” Parker said. “So proud of this group. Sloot doing what she does all year. Allie its amazing.”

As the final buzzer sounded, Parker sprinted to the corner of the court and hugged her family with tears in her eyes.

“Their defense went to another level trapping BG,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. “We got some good looks, layups. we missed them and they made them. Allie really changed the momentum of the game there.”

It was a full-circle moment for Parker, who triumphantly returned home to Chicago this season after spending 13 years with Los Angeles. She has been continually called the Sky’s missing piece throughout the playoffs, a label she proved accurate many times during Chicago’s stunning run, winning the title as a six-seed.

“It feels amazing. My high school coach is here,” Parker said. “I know Pat’s (Summitt) watching. Got the whole city here. We got the whole city here. We are champions for life now.”

Brittney Griner was a focal point of Phoenix’s offense early on. The seven-time All-Star finished the game with 28 points, 18 of which came in the first half. Griner and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith helped lead a 9-0 run to finish the second quarter and give Phoenix a 44-37 edge at halftime.

Parker initially had trouble getting into a rhythm offensively, going one for six from the floor with just four points by the end of the first half.

Kahleah Copper, who had been a force in the first four games of the finals, earned MVP honors of the championship.

“You know, there was no doubt in my mind that we could win a championship ever. That thought never wavered,” Copper said. “We handled adversity so well – you know, we won seven, we lost seven, but we stayed the course. We trusted our process. And when that playoff hit, we knew we had a new season.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a tweet congratulating the team. She wrote that the championship was “a first, but not the last.”

GETTING TECHNICAL

Emotions were high for both teams right from the start, as Taurasi and Sky forward Kahleah Copper were each hit with technical fouls within a 50-second span in the first quarter.

PACKED HOUSE

The Sky drew a sell-out crowd despite the Chicago Bears hosting the rival Green Bay Packers just down the street at Soldier Field. The Bears lost to the Packers 24-14.

Chance the Rapper was once again in attendance at Wintrust Arena to support his hometown team.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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