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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.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

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.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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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.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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

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.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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

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.

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 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.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

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.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

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.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

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.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

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.

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.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

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.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 4/19/2013 5:42 PM

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The Des Plaines River is expected to crest in Des Plaines Friday evening right at record levels, while the Chain O; Lakes has increased to about 18-inches over flood levels and will not peak until Monday.
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