Flooding concerns across Chicago area after heavy rains

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DES PLAINES, Ill. — Heavy rains have caused flooding concerns across much of the Chicago area. Where waters has begun to recede, residents have started to clean up. But many roads remain partially submerged. The Des Plaines River is several inches above flood stage right now and is expected to crest. Campground Road, where the flood stage is approaching 17 feet, is among the many street closures due to flooding. Residents know the threat of flooding all to well.  The city has been working with state and federal agencies to fight the flooding that plagues Des Plaines every year.  And with more rain on the way, things could potentially become worse. Road closures have added to the construction detours, making travel through Des Plaines difficult. The Des Plaines fire chief said there have been no major flood-related emergencies in the area. Some residents of the Blackhawk Estates, a mobile home park near Touhy Avenue and Elmhurst Road  were once again stuck inside.   In DuPage County Waters are rising in DuPage County as well. Flooding concerns are also impacting the low-lying areas of downtown Wheaton. Portions of a soccer field have been underwater for much of the day. The county emergency management team putting out a road closure warning to multiple western suburbs. Glen Ellyn is just one of many communities in the western suburbs dealing with flooded roads. Addison, Lisle and Roselle have also reported road closures. In Naperville, the fast running DuPage River is rising but hasn’t crested yet.

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