Janis Swanson, a longtime resident of the neighborhood near Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire, said she was amazed by the amount of Des Plaines River water covering the area.
"I've never seen it this bad," she said. "In 25 years, I've never seen the river this high."
She said she lived off Melrose Lane in the subdivision for about 10 years before moving a mile away -- to Dukes Lane -- about 15 years ago.
She pointed in awe and snapped pictures of Spring Lake Beach, which was completely submerged by floodwater from the river.
"The beach is completely gone," she said, shifting her focus to some trees abutting the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort golf course. "The golf course gets hit every time it rains, but never like this. There are fairways completely under water."
She's correct. An elevated green near Half Day Road was an island Friday, completely surrounded by water. Two geese floated by.
"This is pretty insane," she added.