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Images: One year anniversary of spring 2013 floods

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  • 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.

       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

  • Flooding along Rt. 53 forces the evacuation of residents of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle.

       Flooding along Rt. 53 forces the evacuation of residents of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Tyler Rachel, 14 and Jason Goris, 13 of Lombard check out a taxi stuck in the floodwaters along Finley Road near Charles Lane in Lombard Thursday.

       Tyler Rachel, 14 and Jason Goris, 13 of Lombard check out a taxi stuck in the floodwaters along Finley Road near Charles Lane in Lombard Thursday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Lisle firefighters carry a resident of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle to safety after floodwaters threatened the facility.

       Lisle firefighters carry a resident of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle to safety after floodwaters threatened the facility.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Flooding along Rt. 53 forces the evacuation of residents of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle. Above, Big Rock Fire Protection District Firefighters Steve Weissinger, left, and Jason Halstead, right, evacuated numerous patients.

       Flooding along Rt. 53 forces the evacuation of residents of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle. Above, Big Rock Fire Protection District Firefighters Steve Weissinger, left, and Jason Halstead, right, evacuated numerous patients.
    Daniel White | 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

  • 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

  • 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 floodwaters. 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.

       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 floodwaters. 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

  • Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Winaki 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.

       Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Winaki 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

  • Ashley and Victor 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 affiliated with their apartment building was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and was unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot. The couple plans to try and salvage their cars.

       Ashley and Victor 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 affiliated with their apartment building was full. The couple has only lived in their apartment for one year and was unaware of the potential for flooding in the parking lot. The couple plans to try and salvage their cars.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Algonquin resident Greg Stone, left, gets some help sandbagging his father-in-law's backyard along the Fox River from his wife Courtney, center, and Lake in the Hills resident Eric Johnson. Johnson was nearby taking pictures at Towne Park and offered to help the nearby residents trying to protect their homes.

       Algonquin resident Greg Stone, left, gets some help sandbagging his father-in-law's backyard along the Fox River from his wife Courtney, center, and Lake in the Hills resident Eric Johnson. Johnson was nearby taking pictures at Towne Park and offered to help the nearby residents trying to protect their homes.
    Christopher Hankins | 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.

       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

  • 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.

       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.

       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

  • People gather on the boardwalk outside the shuttered Mill Race Inn next to Island Park in Geneva to photograph the floodwaters on Thursday, April 18. A constant flow of cars came into and out of the parking lot to get a glimpse of the racing waters.

       People gather on the boardwalk outside the shuttered Mill Race Inn next to Island Park in Geneva to photograph the floodwaters on Thursday, April 18. A constant flow of cars came into and out of the parking lot to get a glimpse of the racing waters.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteers help fill bags to block the floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.

       Volunteers help fill bags to block the floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Weldon Johnson of Geneva shovels while Chris Lowe of Batavia bags and Susan Stevenson of Geneva readies the next bag as they fill sandbags to block the floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.

       Weldon Johnson of Geneva shovels while Chris Lowe of Batavia bags and Susan Stevenson of Geneva readies the next bag as they fill sandbags to block the floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Towne Park in Algonquin was closed by police after floodwaters from the Fox River and a nearby creek filled most of the park with water.

       Towne Park in Algonquin was closed by police after floodwaters from the Fox River and a nearby creek filled most of the park with water.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • One of several benches in Island Park submerged by the racing floodwaters of the Fox River in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.

       One of several benches in Island Park submerged by the racing floodwaters of the Fox River in Geneva on Thursday, April 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteers came out by the dozens to help stop the Fox River floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18. Semi loads of sand were dumped on the State Street Bridge and volunteers would shovel it down over the edge of the bridge to the baggers.

       Volunteers came out by the dozens to help stop the Fox River floodwaters from entering the Herrington Inn in Geneva on Thursday, April 18. Semi loads of sand were dumped on the State Street Bridge and volunteers would shovel it down over the edge of the bridge to the baggers.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lisle firefighters carry a resident of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle to safety after floodwaters threatened the facility.

       Lisle firefighters carry a resident of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle to safety after floodwaters threatened the facility.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Brancecum of South Elgin stands knee deep in flood water just East of his home on East Spring Ave in South Elgin after flooding on the Fox River Thursday in South Elgin.

       Mike Brancecum of South Elgin stands knee deep in flood water just East of his home on East Spring Ave in South Elgin after flooding on the Fox River Thursday in South Elgin.
    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.

       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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Phil Festoso, a resident of Sherwood Lane in Des Plaines, slogs down Hawthorne Lane, after checking on his home three blocks in.

       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

  • The original McDonald's is surrounded by water in downtown Des Plaines.

       The original McDonald's is surrounded by water in downtown Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Water level of the Des Plaines River at the bridge on Northwest Hwy.

       Water level of the Des Plaines River at the bridge on Northwest Hwy.
    Bob Chwedyk | 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.

       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

  • The playground behind Gurnee Grade School sits under water as the Des Plaines River over flows Thursday morning in Gurnee.

       The playground behind Gurnee Grade School sits under water as the Des Plaines River over flows Thursday morning in Gurnee.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the Des Plaines River.

       Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the Des Plaines River.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Winaki 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.

       Nan Gagliano walks from her home along Winaki 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

  • Algonquin resident Kevin Prokop loads more sand bags into a trailer to be used in nearby backyards to protect against the rising waters of the Fox River.

       Algonquin resident Kevin Prokop loads more sand bags into a trailer to be used in nearby backyards to protect against the rising waters of the Fox River.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Algonquin resident Tony Angarola wipes his brow as he works to pump more water from his crawl space back into the Fox River Thursday morning.

       Algonquin resident Tony Angarola wipes his brow as he works to pump more water from his crawl space back into the Fox River Thursday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Johnson of Lake in the Hills helps add more sandbags behind a home on in Algonquin along the west side of the Fox River Thursday morning.

       Eric Johnson of Lake in the Hills helps add more sandbags behind a home on in Algonquin along the west side of the Fox River Thursday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Algonquin resident David Bateman hands a sand bag to Corinne Breskovich of Crystal Lake as they join with other to protect a home along the Fox River in Algonquin Thursday morning.

       Algonquin resident David Bateman hands a sand bag to Corinne Breskovich of Crystal Lake as they join with other to protect a home along the Fox River in Algonquin Thursday morning.
    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.

       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

  • East Dundee firefighter Nick Beauchaine, left, and lieutenant Jason Parthun, help Barrie Komorski and her dog Roxi from her home along Fox River Drive after flooding on the Fox River in East Dundee. "I normally would have stayed but they shut off the gas so I had to leave because of my dog Roxi." Komorski said.

       East Dundee firefighter Nick Beauchaine, left, and lieutenant Jason Parthun, help Barrie Komorski and her dog Roxi from her home along Fox River Drive after flooding on the Fox River in East Dundee. "I normally would have stayed but they shut off the gas so I had to leave because of my dog Roxi." Komorski said.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • East Dundee firefighter Nick Beauchaine carries a scared Roxi after helping her owner from her home on Fox River Drive along the Fox River in East Dundee.

       East Dundee firefighter Nick Beauchaine carries a scared Roxi after helping her owner from her home on Fox River Drive along the Fox River in East Dundee.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 

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