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Illinois expands disaster proclamation; more floods possible

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  • Dan Robinson and April Cissell walk through the flooded Knollwood Road in Ingleside, Ill. on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Knollwood Park subdivision residents have been parking along Route 59 and taking a boat or wading through the water to get to their homes. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Dan Robinson and April Cissell walk through the flooded Knollwood Road in Ingleside, Ill. on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Knollwood Park subdivision residents have been parking along Route 59 and taking a boat or wading through the water to get to their homes. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
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  • Algonquin resident Dan Prokop piles sandbags along the Fox River behind his La Fox River Drive home Sunday, July 16. 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill. Prokop starting the sandbagging process Thursday and makes adjustments as the river rises around his Illinois home. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Algonquin resident Dan Prokop piles sandbags along the Fox River behind his La Fox River Drive home Sunday, July 16. 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill. Prokop starting the sandbagging process Thursday and makes adjustments as the river rises around his Illinois home. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
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  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, looks at a flood inundation and road closure map with McHenry County Emergency Management Director David Christensen at the Algonquin Public Works Department in Algonquin, Ill., Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, looks at a flood inundation and road closure map with McHenry County Emergency Management Director David Christensen at the Algonquin Public Works Department in Algonquin, Ill., Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
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  • Volunteer Cory Wedge of Round Lake, left, helps Fox Lake resident Dan Vezensky load his truck with sandbags Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Fox Lake Public Works facility in Fox Lake, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Volunteer Cory Wedge of Round Lake, left, helps Fox Lake resident Dan Vezensky load his truck with sandbags Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Fox Lake Public Works facility in Fox Lake, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
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  • Cata Sebe looks at his vehicle Saturday, July 15, 2017 on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. . He thought he would have time to move the vehicle after saving his family and other cars he had on his property, but miscalculated the time. (Mark Welsh /Daily Herald via AP)

    Cata Sebe looks at his vehicle Saturday, July 15, 2017 on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. . He thought he would have time to move the vehicle after saving his family and other cars he had on his property, but miscalculated the time. (Mark Welsh /Daily Herald via AP)
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  • Bill Wilson carries a wet vacuum, with his shoes on top of the box, to his truck as he helps a friend face the reality of the flood on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)

    Bill Wilson carries a wet vacuum, with his shoes on top of the box, to his truck as he helps a friend face the reality of the flood on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)
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ALGONQUIN, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County, which includes Chicago, to a state disaster proclamation amid flooding in the north of the state, warning there could be evacuations this week.

Rauner gave an update Sunday while touring the community of Algonquin, where the Fox River is expected to rise Monday. He says local officials could call for evacuations near the river in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties.

Rauner issued a state disaster proclamation Friday for Lake, McHenry and Kane counties. It followed storms that hit last week. Floodwaters began to recede over the weekend along the Des Plaines River.

The disaster proclamation makes a wide variety of state resources available, including sandbags, pumps and trucks.

Lake County officials warn traffic problems are expected Monday amid flood-related road closures.

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