Tags: Thornton Quarry

VIDEO: Thornton Quarry protects Chicagoland

Oct 09, 2013

VIDEO: Thornton Quarry protects Chicagoland

A quarry blast drew both a crowd and cheers as it was set off at Hanson Material Service Corp.’s Thornton Quarry last month. The blast marked the beginning of construction of the Thornton Composite Reservoir, which, according to the Chicago Tribune, ...

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VIDEO: MWRDC engineer gives more details about Thornton Reservoir

Sep 26, 2013

VIDEO: MWRDC engineer gives more details about Thornton Reservoir

As we reported earlier this week, the Thornton Quarry in the Chicago metropolitan area will serve as a reservoir in 2015. The quarry, which will be renamed Thornton Reservoir, is expected to hold 7.9 billion gallons of water, protecting homes in ...

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Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

Sep 24, 2013

Thornton Quarry to provide stormwater relief

The Thornton Quarry will soon serve as a stormwater reservoir for the village of Thornton, Illinois. A “last blast” at the quarry on Monday removed tons of 400-million-year-old limestone, making way for the village to eventually use the site for flood ...

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Illinois aggregate producers given safety awards

Mar 29, 2010

Illinois aggregate producers received safety awards during the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Office of Mines and Minerals/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Thaw State Grants Safety Conference at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Ill.  IDNR started recognizing the ...

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