Flood waters in Chicago area receding slowly

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Flooded rivers in the Chicago area continue to slowly recede.

The Des Plaines River in Des Plaines has dropped to seven and a half feet early Thursday morning. That’s still two and a half feet over flood stage.  flooding pic

The Fox River in Algonquin is remains about three feet above flood stage and the Illinois River at LaSalle is ten feet over flood stage.

Flood debris and ruined belongings have piled up along the streets of Southwest suburban Forest View, where most homes were heavily damaged by high flood waters.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army continue to offer help residents throughout Illinois.