Record Rainfall Floods Somonauk Park, Nearby Streets

Flood waters on Sioux Street rise beneath a car Sunday. (Photo: Jim Hennessy)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Record rains dumped more than seven inches of water on some areas throughout Chicago Saturday, more than has ever been recorded in one twenty-four hour period day since record-keeping began in 1871. The rains finally abated Sunday afternoon, but not before Somonauk Park turned into a lake where some began to swim and boat. The flooding was due in part to the Village of Richton Park pumping water from flooded retention ponds located west of Central Park Avenue . . .

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