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Flooding focus turns to the Fox River

Flooding focus turns to the Fox River

Floodwaters along the Des Plaines River continued their slow retreat yesterday as the focus turned west, where water is rising in Fox River communities like Algonquin. Gov. Bruce Rauner visited the village’s public works facility, where hundreds of volunteers have been filling sandbags to deliver to those affected. Still, commuters can expect major delays this morning in Lake County as several roads remain closed due to widespread flooding. Full story.

Foundation helping flooded Round Lake schools recover

The Round Lake Area Schools Education Foundation is accepting donations to help pay the costs of repairing damage and replacing supplies and materials lost as a result of flooding last week in District 116 schools. Full story.

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89. Full story.

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, dead at 77

George A. Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Full story.

Weather

Partly cloudy and 65 degrees this morning. Temperatures will reach a high of 76 degrees this afternoon, before dropping to 63 degrees this evening. Full story.

Traffic

Intersection improvement work is scheduled to begin today, causing restrictions in all directions at Roosevelt Road and Finley Road in Lombard until November. Full story.

Mariners complete three-game sweep against White Sox

Holding a 5-0 lead…

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