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Images: Flooding in the Suburbs on Sunday

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Volunteer Phil Rosborough checks the sump pumps around Gurnee Community Church after the building was surrounded by flooding from the Des Plaines River Sunday. "We are keeping the inside dry," said Rosborough. "It is all hands on deck."

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Des Plaines Public Works trucks pass by stranded vehicles along Rand Road after flooding along the Des Plaines River Sunday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Barbara Joan Boudette points out the height of water which has receded in front of one of the Towers of Four Lakes Buildings in Lisle. All first floor windows are boarded up in an effort to prevent looting.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The mode of transportation around Des Plaines neighborhoods is by canoe as Vic Kamka, center, talks to neighbors after flooding along the Des Plaines River Sunday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

The streets of downtown Gurnee are underwater after flooding along the Des Plaines River Sunday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Lisle residents like those along Southport St. continue to battle the effects of this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

A bridge connecting areas of Four Lakes at East Lake Drive and Four Lakes Avenue is closed.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

A truck is wedged on top of a rock along East Lake Drive at Four Lakes in Lisle, whose residents continue to battle the effects of this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Four Lakes resident Barbara Joan Boudette talks about the volume and velocity of water which engulfed many Lisle residents, who continue to battle the effects of this past week's flooding. There is only one road in and out of her side of the complex.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The Four Lakes Area beneath the ski hill remains submerged, as Lisle residents continue to battle the effects of this past week's flooding.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Bicyclists peddle past a fast-moving Fox River Sunday in South Elgin.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Water is over the bank and touching benches near the South Elgin dam on the Fox River Sunday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Floodwaters cover Arbor Lane on the Fox River near Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park in Algonquin Sunday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

A sign for fisherman is almost underwater on the Fox River Sunday in Algonquin.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Benches are under water on closed Walton Island on the Fox River in Elgin Sunday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 4/21/2013 6:14 PM

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Flooding along the Des Plaines River and the Fox River continues to cause major problems across the suburbs Sunday. The towns of Lisle, Gurnee and Des Plaines experieced major road closures and residents made their way around towns in canoes.
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