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Danny Mateos, with Arthur J. Rogers and Company, throws toys into a dumpster at Kathi And Russell Fantetti's home on Berry Lane in Des Plaines on Tuesday, April 23. Kathi said they lost everything in the basement including furniture.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Danny Mateos, right, and Paco Matoes with Arthur J. Rogers and Company throw furniture in a dumpster from Kathi And Russell Fantetti's home on Berry Lane in Des Plaines on Tuesday, April 23. Kathi said they lost everything in the basement including furniture.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Des Plaines building inspectors Davorka Kirincic and Pam Lunsmann ask John Marton on Birch Street about flooding in his home and yard in Des Plaines on Tuesday, April 23.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The flooded Des Plaines Methodist Camp Ground in Des Plaines on Tuesday, April 23

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Danny Mateos, foreground, Paco Matoes, and Alex Ramirez, right, with Arthur J. Rogers and Company, remove a hot water heater from Kathi and Russell Fantetti's home on Berry Lane in Des Plaines on Tuesday, April 23. Kathi said they lost everything in the basement including furniture.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Danny Mateos and Paco Matoes with Arthur J. Rogers and Company, remove a hot water heater from Kathi and Russell Fantetti's Des Plaines home on Tuesday. Kathi said they lost everything in the basement including furniture.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Des Plaines building inspectors Davorka Kirincic, left, and Pam Lunsmann, check a map on Fargo Street before going door to door checking homes for flood damage on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Des Plaines building inspectors Davorka Kirincic, left, and Pam Lunsmann, check a map on Fargo Street before going door to door checking homes for flood damage on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The Des Plaines River and River Road just south of MIner Street on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Des Plaines building inspectors Davorka Kirincic, right, and Pam Lunsmann ask Nicole Posen about flooding in her home and yard on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Danny Mateos, left, Paco Matoes, and Alex Ramirez, foreground, with Arthur J. Rogers and Company, remove a hot water heater from Kathi and Russell Fantetti's home on Berry Lane in Des Plaines on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Danny Mateos, left, Paco Matoes, and Alex Ramirez, foreground, with Arthur J. Rogers and Company, remove a hot water heater from Kathi and Russell Fantetti's home on Berry Lane in Des Plaines on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The flooded Des Plaines Methodist Camp Ground in Des Plaines on Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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The Port of Blarney in Antioch Township is closed due to the flooding.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Swing sets are under water at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake Tuesday.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

The floodwaters begin to recede at a side door of Channel Inn Fine Wine & Spirits on Grand Ave. in Fox Lake Tuesday morning.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

A flooded garage at a home along Holly Ave. in Fox Lake Tuesday.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Debris left behind in the flooded parking lot of Channel Inn Fine Wine & Spirits on Grand Ave. in Fox Lake Tuesday morning.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

The C.J. Smith Resort is under water on Grass Lake Road in unincorporated Antioch Township.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Grand Ave. in downtown Fox Lake is still closed Tuesday morning due to flooding.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 4/23/2013 2:35 PM

About this Gallery

The cleaning and repair work has slowly started in towns hit with flooding last week but in Des Plaines and Fox Lake, residents are just starting to get back to their homes and business to inspect the damage.
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