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Images: Suburban flooding continues on Monday

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  • Algonquin resident Tony Angarola works to keep a sump pump hose in place behind his property along the Fox River Monday morning. Angarola rents the property to a tenant there, but has been working virtually around the clock to keep water from flooding the home.

       Algonquin resident Tony Angarola works to keep a sump pump hose in place behind his property along the Fox River Monday morning. Angarola rents the property to a tenant there, but has been working virtually around the clock to keep water from flooding the home.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Algonquin resident Tony Angarola inspects the sand bag wall that's currently holding back about a foot of water from the Fox River Monday morning.

       Algonquin resident Tony Angarola inspects the sand bag wall that's currently holding back about a foot of water from the Fox River Monday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • The northern entrance to Island Park in Geneva is blocked off Monday as the Fox River remained high.

       The northern entrance to Island Park in Geneva is blocked off Monday as the Fox River remained high.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighter/paramedic Ryan Petty gets the department's rescue boat ready for action outside the station at the intersection of Rive and Rand roads in Des Plaines Monday.

       Firefighter/paramedic Ryan Petty gets the department's rescue boat ready for action outside the station at the intersection of Rive and Rand roads in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • An inflatable device helps protect the front entrance to the Des Plaines fire department's station from floodwater near the intersection of Rand and River roads in Des Plaines Monday.

       An inflatable device helps protect the front entrance to the Des Plaines fire department's station from floodwater near the intersection of Rand and River roads in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A wall of sand bags is keeping the Fox River at bay behind Tony Angarola's property in Algonquin, and he's hoping the rain this week is minimal to keep the level from rising further.

       A wall of sand bags is keeping the Fox River at bay behind Tony Angarola's property in Algonquin, and he's hoping the rain this week is minimal to keep the level from rising further.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • A protective wall of sandbags remains in place between two homes on Walnut Avenue in Des Plaines Monday.

       A protective wall of sandbags remains in place between two homes on Walnut Avenue in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The Algonquin dam is only visible due to the waves created by water as the swollen Fox River rushes beneath Algonquin Road Monday morning.

       The Algonquin dam is only visible due to the waves created by water as the swollen Fox River rushes beneath Algonquin Road Monday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Whisler, left, talks to neighbor Steven Brody about the aftermath of flooding from the Des Plaines River along Walnut in Des Plaines. Though the flooding has subsided, the eastern portion of their street was still underwater Monday.

       Dan Whisler, left, talks to neighbor Steven Brody about the aftermath of flooding from the Des Plaines River along Walnut in Des Plaines. Though the flooding has subsided, the eastern portion of their street was still underwater Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • River Road south of downtown is still closed due to flooding in Des Plaines Monday.

       River Road south of downtown is still closed due to flooding in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Chambers talks about Des Plaines River flooding in the Big Bend area while standing along Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines Monday. He has not yet had the opportunity to begin cleanup work on his Hawthorne Terrace home. "The water has to go down another couple of feet before I can pump," he said.

       Kerry Chambers talks about Des Plaines River flooding in the Big Bend area while standing along Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines Monday. He has not yet had the opportunity to begin cleanup work on his Hawthorne Terrace home. "The water has to go down another couple of feet before I can pump," he said.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The easternmost section of Walnut Avenue near the intersection of River Road in Des Plaines is still underwater Monday.

       The easternmost section of Walnut Avenue near the intersection of River Road in Des Plaines is still underwater Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Chambers, left, and Andrij Karpenko walk along Hawthorne Lane as flooding from the Des Plaines River continues to recede from the Big Bend area in Des Plaines Monday.

       Kerry Chambers, left, and Andrij Karpenko walk along Hawthorne Lane as flooding from the Des Plaines River continues to recede from the Big Bend area in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cornish Park in Algonquin, and several homes located south of it, are inundated with floodwaters from the Fox River even on Monday morning.

       Cornish Park in Algonquin, and several homes located south of it, are inundated with floodwaters from the Fox River even on Monday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • The Fox River flows over onto a sidewalk in St. Charles along Route 25 Monday.

       The Fox River flows over onto a sidewalk in St. Charles along Route 25 Monday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The corner of Willow and Center Streets in Algonquin has become part of the Fox River as floodwaters breech the banks of the river.

       The corner of Willow and Center Streets in Algonquin has become part of the Fox River as floodwaters breech the banks of the river.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • The Illinois Street bridge in St. Charles remains closed to vehicle traffic Monday due to the high level of the Fox River.

       The Illinois Street bridge in St. Charles remains closed to vehicle traffic Monday due to the high level of the Fox River.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Fox Lake resident Ed Sikora discusses the devastating affects on his home from flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. Diane Hristov is sitting on the porch and neighbor Ryan Jaworek is right. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.

       Fox Lake resident Ed Sikora discusses the devastating affects on his home from flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. Diane Hristov is sitting on the porch and neighbor Ryan Jaworek is right. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A car drives through standing water on Holly Lane after flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.

       A car drives through standing water on Holly Lane after flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Houses are surrounded by water along Atwater Parkway from flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.

       Houses are surrounded by water along Atwater Parkway from flooding around Fox Lake on Monday. The Chain O' Lakes waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A shopping center parking lot and Grand Avenue are underwater in downtown Fox Lake on Monday after flooding from the Chain O' Lakes. The lake waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.

       A shopping center parking lot and Grand Avenue are underwater in downtown Fox Lake on Monday after flooding from the Chain O' Lakes. The lake waters have still not receded and area residents are concerned about the forecast of rain on Tuesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Sewer water bubbles near the flooded street near the intersection of Rive and Rand roads in front of the Des Plaines fire department's station in Des Plaines Monday.

       Sewer water bubbles near the flooded street near the intersection of Rive and Rand roads in front of the Des Plaines fire department's station in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Steven Brody, who lives on Walnut Avenue just east of the Des Plaines River, says he will have to replace his downstairs appliances, which were in turn replaced after flood damage incurred in 2008. He had about two feet of water in his basement from last week's storm.

       Steven Brody, who lives on Walnut Avenue just east of the Des Plaines River, says he will have to replace his downstairs appliances, which were in turn replaced after flood damage incurred in 2008. He had about two feet of water in his basement from last week's storm.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Floodwaters from the Des Plaines River on Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines continue to recede Monday.

       Floodwaters from the Des Plaines River on Hawthorne Lane in Des Plaines continue to recede Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The pavement around a manhole cover is sinking at the intersection of Riverview Avenue and White Street in Des Plaines Monday.

       The pavement around a manhole cover is sinking at the intersection of Riverview Avenue and White Street in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Golf Road is closed due to Des Plaines River Flooding at the entrance to Oakton Community College in Des Plaines Monday.

       Golf Road is closed due to Des Plaines River Flooding at the entrance to Oakton Community College in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The pavement around a manhole cover is sinking at the intersection of Riverview Avenue and White Street in Des Plaines Monday.

       The pavement around a manhole cover is sinking at the intersection of Riverview Avenue and White Street in Des Plaines Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The sandbags have been moved out of the way, but Steven Brody said Monday that his back stairs will have to be replaced due to flood damage at his Walnut Avenue home in Des Plaines.

       The sandbags have been moved out of the way, but Steven Brody said Monday that his back stairs will have to be replaced due to flood damage at his Walnut Avenue home in Des Plaines.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.

       Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.

       Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.

       Victor and Ashley Atalla push the second of their two cars out of the floodwaters at Four Lakes subdivision in Lisle, Monday. The Atalla's were forced to park in the low lying area after the raised parking lot at the Towers at Four Lakes was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and were unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 

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