Joliet Man Gets 32 Years For Killing Mom, Dumping Her Body In 2013Shane Smith, 36, admitted to killing Joan Smith during an argument, then dumping her body in the Des Plaines River.
Coroner: 80-Year-Old Man Drowns After Jumping Off Joliet BridgeHe was witnessed jumping off the Cass Street Bridge into the Des Plaines River, the coroner’s office said.
With Des Plaines River Receding, Oakton Community College ReopeningClasses and activities had been on hiatus since July 13, due to flooding on the Des Plaines River after heavy storms.
River Levels Expected To Recede, FinallyScattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday afternoon in the Chicago area, but shouldn’t significantly affect flood levels
Des Plaines, Fox Rivers Expected To Start Receding SundayLimited flooding is expected to continue Saturday along the Des Plaines and Gurnee rivers, which remain in flood warning stage after being pounded by rainfall earlier this week.
More Rain Swells Fox River To Record LevelsThe flooded Fox River and Des Plaines River began receding in recent days, but will rise at least somewhat Thursday with more rain falling.
With Water Receding, Flooded Suburbs Still Face Major CleanupOn Linden Drive in Round Lake, piles of flood-damaged belongings lay curbside for village crews and front-end loaders to place in dumpsters.
As Fox River Waters Continue To Rise, Evacuations Still PossibleDays of anxiety are coming to a head, as people living along the Fox River are bracing for the water to crest.
Gov. Rauner Adds Cook County To Disaster ProclamationIn Des Plaines, the river has crested. However, in Fox Lake, it could be several more hours before that happens.
Gov. Rauner To Visit McHenry County To Tour Flood DamageAs the floodwaters continue to rise, Gov. Bruce Rauner heads to Algonquin Sunday afternoon to tour flood damage in McHenry County.
Gov. Rauner Delcares Disaster Status For Lake, McHenry And Kane CountiesGov. Bruce Rauner made a state disaster declaration for Lake, McHenry, and Kane counties, as a result of major flooding.
Fox River And Des Plaines River Approaching Record Flood LevelsIn many northern suburbs, residents already are stressed to the max trying to protect their homes and belongings from the floods.

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