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Images: Flooding in suburbs on Saturday

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Rich Sanders checks the level of the water on his boots and decides to walk back to his house on Lincolnshire Way in Lincolnshire. Sanders wanted to checking the water level at the end of the block but turning back on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Rich said his house did not get any water.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Rich Sanders walks back to his house on Lincolnshire Way in Lincolnshire after checking the water level at the end of the block and turning back on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Rich said his house did not get any water.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Michelle VanDuynhoven gives her husband, John, a letter to mail at the bottom of the steps to their home on Stonegate Circle in Lincolnshire on Saturday, April 20, 2013. John said there was no water in their house because they rebuilt it higher up in 2010.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District truck 53 Truck drives past a pump on Oxford Drive in Lincolnshire after checking an evacuated home where the alarm was going off on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A car is stranded in floodwater on Rand Road just west of River Road in Des Plaines Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Rob Burns helps push an auto from a flooded used car lot toward higher ground in Des Plaines Saturday. Burns and his partner avoided running the operable cars in the higher water, then started them once they were safely on higher ground.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Residents like those at DuPage and Crystal Avenues in Lombard continue to face clean up issues following this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Steve Ravenscraft of North Park Ave. in Lombard continues to clean up following this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

A St. Charles Township garage sits on an island of sorts on Fox River Ave. near Lincoln St. in the Valley View neighborhood of St. Charles on Saturday, April 20. This part of the neighborhood, near Taly Park, has flooded numerous times in the past.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gov. Pat Quinn addresses flooding concerns throughout the state, during a press conference along the Fox River in North Aurora.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Park Street in Winfield Friday.

Reader submitted photo by Jenny Saylor

Homes along Rand Road adjacent to the flooded Des Plaines River in Des Plaines Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Fox River Ave. is closed near the intersection with Lincoln St. in the Valley View neighborhood of St. Charles on Saturday, April 20. Garrett Dennison's home, on right, has been safe from the flood waters. He said this is the first time ever the city has closed the road due to flooding and it has helped tremendously as in the past vehicles would attempt to drive through and would create wake waters hitting his home.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gov. Pat Quinn addresses flooding concerns throughout the state, during a press conference along the Fox River in North Aurora.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Gov. Pat Quinn addresses flooding concerns throughout the state, following a press conference along the Fox River in North Aurora. He asked for U.S Rep. Bill Foster's help in Washington.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Gov. Pat Quinn addresses flooding concerns throughout the state, during a press conference along the Fox River in North Aurora.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Gov. Pat Quinn addresses flooding concerns throughout the state, before a press conference along the Fox River in North Aurora. U.S Rep. Bill Foster, left, and North Aurora Village President Dale Berman, center, attended the event.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Park Street in Winfield Friday.

Reader submitted photo by Jenny Saylor

Shady Hill in Barrington.

Reader submitted photo by Bill Hoidas

Park Street in Winfield Friday.

Reader submitted photo by Jenny Saylor

Sherrie Borg, who is afflicted with a chronic, life-threatening lung disease, waits for her husband Walter to get into a set of waders so they can walk to their home on Big Bend in Des Plaines Saturday. The couple had to go all the way to Gurnee to the Bass Pro Shops for the waders.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Spring and fall are always stressful times for Lorie Granderson, who lives in her childhood home on Willard Avenue, across the street from Willow Creek in Elgin. Last weekţs storms were the second worst in memory, with the water stopping 7 to 8 feet from her garage.

ELENA FERRARIN | Staff Photographer

Water still sits on East Spring Street in South Elgin as the Fox River continues to overflow its' banks Saturday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Steve Rush, left, and Rob Burns push a car from a flooded used car lot toward higher ground in Des Plaines Saturday. The pair avoided running the operable cars in the higher water, then started them once they were safely on higher ground.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Hawthorne Lane is among the streets near the flooded Des Plaines River that remains underwater in Des Plaines Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Homes along Tuscola Ave. in Valley View neighborhood of St. Charles are sitting in flood waters on Saturday, April 20. According to Lt. Derek Piec of the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, many of the residents in this neighborhood have seen and experienced flooding here several time before and most have plans ready to go.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Walter Borg helps is wife Sherrie into a set of waders, which they purchased from Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee, as they prepare to walk to their home on Big Bend in Des Plaines Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Steve Ravenscraft of North Park Ave. in Lombard continues to clean up following this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Most of Walton Island is covered by the Fox River which continues to overflow its' banks Saturday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Water receding lines can be seen on the road in front of Garrett Dennison's house on Lincoln St. near the intersection with Fox River Ave. in the Valley View neighborhood of St. Charles on Saturday, April 20. His home has been safe from the waters, as the first floor is at the top of the stairs. Dennison has lived here since 1980, growing up in the neighborhood, and wasn't phased by the event. He and other friends who still live in the neighborhood have seen flooding several times over the years and are very calm about it and know what to do when it happens. He said people in eight homes and in two small apartment buildings a few blocks away were evacuated a few days ago and everyone is ok.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Shady Hill in Barrington.

Reader submitted photo by Bill Hoidas

Gallery updated: 4/20/2013 7:44 PM

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