Flood victims protesting to return home

Some flood victims will be protesting Monday morning, because they’re being kept away from their homes.

Fox Point holds 40 mobile homes, next to the Des Plaines River, in Wheeling.

The residents had to evacuate, after the river flooded.

The water has since receded, and a temporary shelter closed on Saturday.

But the village is still keeping the residents out of Fox Point, because inspectors found electrical wiring issues in some of the homes.

All of the homes were then declared uninhabitable because they had no sewer service because there was no power.

Residents spent the weekend with picket signs made of cardboard expressing that they had no food, water, or a place to go.

Wheeling says its letting ComEd restore power to the homes that have proper wiring.

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