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  • The public works department corrals water, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.

       The public works department corrals water, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Workers pump out downtown business basements, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.

       Workers pump out downtown business basements, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The original McDonald's is surrounded by water in downtown Des Plaines.

       The original McDonald's is surrounded by water in downtown Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Efrain Baez of Des Plaines crawls out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.

       Efrain Baez of Des Plaines crawls out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Festoso, a resident of Sherwood Lane in Des Plaines, slogs down Hawthorne Lane, after checking on his home three blocks in.

       Phil Festoso, a resident of Sherwood Lane in Des Plaines, slogs down Hawthorne Lane, after checking on his home three blocks in.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Cars try to plow through the water of a flooded Graceland Avenue in Des Plaines.

       Cars try to plow through the water of a flooded Graceland Avenue in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Efrain Baez of Des Plaines walks through the water after crawling out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.

       Efrain Baez of Des Plaines walks through the water after crawling out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday. Salmon has lived on Grove Ave. for the past 25 years and after the big flood in 2007, he raised the elevation of his home. He did not have any flooding problems inside his home this time.

       Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday. Salmon has lived on Grove Ave. for the past 25 years and after the big flood in 2007, he raised the elevation of his home. He did not have any flooding problems inside his home this time.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Some of the riverfront homes along Grove Ave. in St. Charles Township are underwater on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.

       Some of the riverfront homes along Grove Ave. in St. Charles Township are underwater on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Water levels have receded somewhat along Grove Ave. in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.

       Water levels have receded somewhat along Grove Ave. in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday.

       Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The public works department corrals water, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.

       The public works department corrals water, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Much of the Riverside Golf Course in Libertyville is under water as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning

       Much of the Riverside Golf Course in Libertyville is under water as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Centennial Beach has more water than it needs, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.

       Centennial Beach has more water than it needs, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Sands bags sit in reserve at Riverside Park as the Des Plaines River continues to rise Friday morning in Libertyville.

       Sands bags sit in reserve at Riverside Park as the Des Plaines River continues to rise Friday morning in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Sandbags in place trying to keep rising Fox River waters at bay along Rawson Bridge Road in Nunda Township near Island Lake Friday morning.

       Sandbags in place trying to keep rising Fox River waters at bay along Rawson Bridge Road in Nunda Township near Island Lake Friday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Ducks swim through Riverside Park as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning in Libertyville.

       Ducks swim through Riverside Park as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Much of the Riverside Golf Course in Libertyville is under water as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning

       Much of the Riverside Golf Course in Libertyville is under water as the Des Plaines River overflowed its banks Friday morning
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Chesler, left, with the Nunda Township Highway Department and volunteer Greg Tricker deliver sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

       Eric Chesler, left, with the Nunda Township Highway Department and volunteer Greg Tricker deliver sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Krueger fills sandbags at his Rawson Bridge Road in Nunda Township near Island Lake Friday morning. Rising Fox River waters has closed the road which crosses over the Fox River.

       Paul Krueger fills sandbags at his Rawson Bridge Road in Nunda Township near Island Lake Friday morning. Rising Fox River waters has closed the road which crosses over the Fox River.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteer with the Nunda Township Highway Department Greg Tricker delivers sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

       Volunteer with the Nunda Township Highway Department Greg Tricker delivers sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Rawson Bridge Road just west of Roberts Road near Island Lake has been closed due to rising Fox River waters.

       Rawson Bridge Road just west of Roberts Road near Island Lake has been closed due to rising Fox River waters.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The parking lot near the St. Charles Municipal Center and Police Department remains flooded on Friday, April 19.

       The parking lot near the St. Charles Municipal Center and Police Department remains flooded on Friday, April 19.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The Riverwalk in St. Charles remains underwater on Friday, April 19.

       The Riverwalk in St. Charles remains underwater on Friday, April 19.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday. Salmon has lived on Grove Ave. for the past 25 years and after the big flood in 2007, he raised the elevation of his home. He did not have any flooding problems inside his home this time.

       Mike Salmon of St. Charles Township walks back toward his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19 after they washed up yesterday. Salmon has lived on Grove Ave. for the past 25 years and after the big flood in 2007, he raised the elevation of his home. He did not have any flooding problems inside his home this time.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Floodwaters have receded since yesterday along Grove Ave in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.

       Floodwaters have receded since yesterday along Grove Ave in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19.

       St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared for rising waters in St. Charles on Friday, April 19. Waters have receded somewhat from yesterday judging by debris left behind.

       Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared for rising waters in St. Charles on Friday, April 19. Waters have receded somewhat from yesterday judging by debris left behind.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Homes underwater along Grove Ave in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.

       Homes underwater along Grove Ave in St. Charles Township on Friday, April 19. This neighborhood is on the east side of the river, just north of the Red Gate Bridge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared for rising waters in St. Charles on Friday, April 19. Waters have receded somewhat from yesterday judging by debris left behind.

       Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared for rising waters in St. Charles on Friday, April 19. Waters have receded somewhat from yesterday judging by debris left behind.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Yvonne Dragon, left, and Nan Gagliano fill sand bags near their homes on Algonquin's east side Friday morning.

       Yvonne Dragon, left, and Nan Gagliano fill sand bags near their homes on Algonquin's east side Friday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Nick and Nan Gagliano of Algonquin load sand bags into a canoe to make it easier to get the to their home along the Fox River, seen in the background.

       Nick and Nan Gagliano of Algonquin load sand bags into a canoe to make it easier to get the to their home along the Fox River, seen in the background.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Gagliano ties sand bags as his wife Nan, center, and neighbor Yvonne Dragon, left, load more so he can place them along his home where the current from the Fox River is rushing up against the foundation.

       Nick Gagliano ties sand bags as his wife Nan, center, and neighbor Yvonne Dragon, left, load more so he can place them along his home where the current from the Fox River is rushing up against the foundation.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Wanaki Trail in Algonquin Friday morning where floodwaters have already surrounded her home. Despite the rising water, Gagliano says there's only moderate seepage in her basement. She and her husband Nick were most concerned with protecting the foundation of the home from the river's strong current.

       Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Wanaki Trail in Algonquin Friday morning where floodwaters have already surrounded her home. Despite the rising water, Gagliano says there's only moderate seepage in her basement. She and her husband Nick were most concerned with protecting the foundation of the home from the river's strong current.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Finkelman said he may have the first sinkhole ever recorded in Vernon Hills. The 3-foot by 3-foot hole in the 900 block of Saugatuck Trail is "pretty deepÓ, Finkelman said, but he isn´t sure how deep it actually is.

       Mike Finkelman said he may have the first sinkhole ever recorded in Vernon Hills. The 3-foot by 3-foot hole in the 900 block of Saugatuck Trail is "pretty deepÓ, Finkelman said, but he isn´t sure how deep it actually is.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The Lincolshire Marriott Resort is closed due to flooding Friday morning.

       The Lincolshire Marriott Resort is closed due to flooding Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A car sits stranded on the entrance to the Lincolshire Marriott Resort Friday morning.

       A car sits stranded on the entrance to the Lincolshire Marriott Resort Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The Lincolshire Marriott Resort is closed due to flooding Friday morning.

       The Lincolshire Marriott Resort is closed due to flooding Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A car is stranded in the parking lot of Bank Financial near the entrance to the Lincolshire Marriott Resort Friday morning.

       A car is stranded in the parking lot of Bank Financial near the entrance to the Lincolshire Marriott Resort Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Public works employee Scott Kulak power washes, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.

       Public works employee Scott Kulak power washes, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The North Central College athletic field is under water from downtown Naperville flooding.

       The North Central College athletic field is under water from downtown Naperville flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • A creek in Bloomingdale at Glen Ellyn Road turned into a raging river and overflowed into nearby driveways. Heavy rains overnight resulted in heavy flooding in the DuPage County area.

       A creek in Bloomingdale at Glen Ellyn Road turned into a raging river and overflowed into nearby driveways. Heavy rains overnight resulted in heavy flooding in the DuPage County area.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Snow falls, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.

       Snow falls, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Snow falls in front of Sullivans, as a mom walks her baby while the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.

       Snow falls in front of Sullivans, as a mom walks her baby while the city of Naperville works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The North Central College athletic field is under water from ravaging downtown Naperville flooding.

       The North Central College athletic field is under water from ravaging downtown Naperville flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Centennial Beach has more water than it needs, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.

       Centennial Beach has more water than it needs, as the city of Naperville works to clean up from downtown flooding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • On of the homes underwater on Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines.

       On of the homes underwater on Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Envall of Sherwood Lane in Des Plaines, points down Hawthorne Lane toward his home three blocks away.

       Dave Envall of Sherwood Lane in Des Plaines, points down Hawthorne Lane toward his home three blocks away.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Cook County Forest Preserve Police use a boat to navigate Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines.

       Cook County Forest Preserve Police use a boat to navigate Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A car remains partially submerged on Garfield Ave. just north of Burlington, in downtown Lisle.

       A car remains partially submerged on Garfield Ave. just north of Burlington, in downtown Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Terrace View Park in Lombard is still flooded over the banks, onto surrounding streets, and into surrounding basements. Greenfield Avenue by the park is one of several locations in Lombard where large dumpsters have been placed so residents can easily dispose of ruined items. Resident Kevin Reinheimer tosses his damaged carpet from his basement into the dumpster.

       Terrace View Park in Lombard is still flooded over the banks, onto surrounding streets, and into surrounding basements. Greenfield Avenue by the park is one of several locations in Lombard where large dumpsters have been placed so residents can easily dispose of ruined items. Resident Kevin Reinheimer tosses his damaged carpet from his basement into the dumpster.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Crystal Avenue in Lombard is  flooded and closed on the north side of Terrace View Park.

       Crystal Avenue in Lombard is flooded and closed on the north side of Terrace View Park.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Greenfield Avenue is still closed by Terrace View Park in Lombard Friday afternoon, a day after torrential rain hit the area.

       Greenfield Avenue is still closed by Terrace View Park in Lombard Friday afternoon, a day after torrential rain hit the area.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Doiel checks the flow of water as he uses three portable pumps to clear about three feet of water out of his parents' basement in Elgin Friday. Doiel lives in Schaumburg but came over to help when a sump pump failed.

       Dave Doiel checks the flow of water as he uses three portable pumps to clear about three feet of water out of his parents' basement in Elgin Friday. Doiel lives in Schaumburg but came over to help when a sump pump failed.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Ramona Avenue in Elgin was closed as it approached Willard Avenue  due to the recent flooding.

       Ramona Avenue in Elgin was closed as it approached Willard Avenue due to the recent flooding.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The corner of Ramona and Willard Avenues in Elgin is underwater due to the recent flooding.

       The corner of Ramona and Willard Avenues in Elgin is underwater due to the recent flooding.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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