Wild weather brings flooding, tornadoes to Illinois

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People in Albany Park on the northwest side are anxiously eyeing the Chicago River.
They have been swamped by severe flooding twice in the past six years.

The flood watch also continues in suburban Riverside.

The nearby Des Plaines River is expected to crest at about 6-and-a-half feet on Saturday. That’s about half a foot below where it would be for significant flooding.

And public works employees are taking some precautions to keep homes and roads safe.

Some have been digging out basins and doing all they can to make sure they are clear of ice and snow and that water is running freely.

While the river is not an imminent threat today, village officials say rain and melting snow from the warmer temperatures today could pose a problem if it’s allowed to pond on the street and freeze.

Riverside has made sand available in some neighborhoods.

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