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Hoping for a break in the rain, cleaning up the mess, in Tri-Cities

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Volunteers came out by the dozens to help stop the Fox River floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva Thursday. Loads of sand were dumped on the State Street Bridge and volunteers would shovel it down over the edge of the bridge to the baggers.

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Volunteers Cathy Blaeser of Batavia and Dave Weede of Geneva shovel sand Thursday from the State Street Bridge down to sandbaggers below by the Herrington Inn in Geneva. Paul Ruby, the owner of the Herrington Inn, put out the call for help early in the day and people came by the dozens to help.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Volunteers stack sandbags Thursday at the waterline by the Herrington Inn in Geneva.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The Illinois Avenue Bridge in downtown St. Charles was closed Thursday.

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Water shoots out of a hose line dropped into a sewer to eject excess rainfall Thursday into the Fox River along the pedestrian path on Route 25 in St. Charles.

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The front yard of the Campton United Soccer Club headquarters is flooded at Peck Road and Dean Street in St. Charles Thursday.

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Island Park in Geneva was flooded Thursday.

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Island Park in Geneva was under water Thursday.

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People gather on the boardwalk outside the shuttered Mill Race Inn next to Island Park in Geneva Thursday to photograph the floodwaters. A constant flow of cars went in and out of the parking lot to get a glimpse of the racing waters.

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Geneva's Herrington Inn had all hands on deck Thursday to help keep the rising waters of the Fox River at bay. St. Charles reopened some streets later in the day, and Campton Hills seemed to avoid flooding problems.
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    • Volunteers came out by the dozens to help stop the Fox River floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva Thursday. Loads of sand were dumped on the State Street Bridge and volunteers would shovel it down over the edge of the bridge to the baggers.
    • Volunteers Cathy Blaeser of Batavia and Dave Weede of Geneva shovel sand Thursday from the State Street Bridge down to sandbaggers below by the Herrington Inn in Geneva. Paul Ruby, the owner of the Herrington Inn, put out the call for help early in the day and people came by the dozens to help.
    • Volunteers stack sandbags Thursday at the waterline by the Herrington Inn in Geneva.
    • The Illinois Avenue Bridge in downtown St. Charles was closed Thursday.
    • Water shoots out of a hose line dropped into a sewer to eject excess rainfall Thursday into the Fox River along the pedestrian path on Route 25 in St. Charles.
    • The front yard of the Campton United Soccer Club headquarters is flooded at Peck Road and Dean Street in St. Charles Thursday.
    • Island Park in Geneva was flooded Thursday.
    • Island Park in Geneva was under water Thursday.
    • People gather on the boardwalk outside the shuttered Mill Race Inn next to Island Park in Geneva Thursday to photograph the floodwaters. A constant flow of cars went in and out of the parking lot to get a glimpse of the racing waters.
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