Sen. McConchie tours flood region, provides update and helpful links


Over the weekend, State Senator Dan McConchie toured the flooded region with Governor Bruce Rauner as they surveyed the situation in Algonquin and helped fill sandbags.

Gov. Bruce Rauner declared McHenry, Kane and Lake Counties disaster areas on Friday, and added Cook County to the list on Sunday. Rauner’s declaration frees up state resources and activates the state Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response.

Current Conditions

Record flooding continues in Lake County from the Chain O’Lakes, Fox River and Des Plaines River.

Fox River/Chain O’Lakes

The Fox River gauge at New Munster, WI crested at 17.47 feet and is going down. It is now at 14.67 feet, but is still at major flood stage.

The Fox Lake at Lake Villa gauge is at 8.02 feet, and is cresting. In comparison, the crest in 2013 was 7.9 feet. Floodwaters will take SEVERAL WEEKS to subside fully.

The lower Fox River is still expected to go up, and has not crested.

Des Plaines River

The Des Plaines River at Russell, Gurnee, and Lincolnshire remain at major flood stage. At these three gauges, the Des Plaines River has crested and is going down.

Helpful Information/Links

Magee Middle School

500 N. Cedar Lake Road

Round Lake


Jefferson Middle School

600 South Lewis Avenue

Waukegan, IL 60085. 


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