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Dawn Patrol: Lightning causes fires; deadly Texas explosion

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Gurnee resident Sue Tebbetts places a sandbag on a pile as volunteers fill sandbags in Gurnee yesterday to help area residents and businesses from the flooding caused by the Des Plaines River. Heavy rains are expected to continue today, causing the problem to become worse.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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