Severe Flooding Hits Parts Of Northern Illinois

Pecatonica
A stretch of the Pecatonica River in Iowa county, Wisconsin. Parts of the Pecatonica in northwestern Illinois flooded in March 2019. wackybadger / Flickr Creative Commons
Pecatonica
A stretch of the Pecatonica River in Iowa county, Wisconsin. Parts of the Pecatonica in northwestern Illinois flooded in March 2019. wackybadger / Flickr Creative Commons

Severe Flooding Hits Parts Of Northern Illinois

Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa as well as communities right here in Illinois are dealing the after effects of flood waters that swept through the area in recent days. North of Chicago, parts of the Fox and Des Plaines rivers are under a flood warning, though the flooding there has not been severe. But further west and north, many Illinoisans are dealing with waist deep water, washed out roads, and worse, with some neighborhoods under a voluntary evacuation.

Lowell Crow, city manager in one hard-hit community: Freeport, Illinois, joins the Morning Shift. Also on the program is Ken DeCoster, a staff writer for the Rockford Register Star. DeCoster been covering the flooding in Rockford, Ill. as well as in the communities of Machesney Park and Roscoe.

GUESTS: Lowell Crow, city manager for Freeport, Illinois

Ken DeCoster, staff writer for the Rockford Register Star

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Flooding Hits Illinois: Highest River Level In 50 Years Possible In Freeport; Warnings Issued Along Fox And Des Plaines Rivers (Chicago Tribune 3/18/19)