Historic flooding is devastating parts of the suburbs in Chicago. A very rainy summer in southern Wisconsin has kept rivers high and then big storms early last week have sent water levels to heights not seen in decades. Residents in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties may be evacuated along parts of the Fox River. On Sunday Governor Bruce Rauner added Cook to the list of counties under a state disaster proclamation. Rauner says don’t rest yet… higher water in some places is still on the way.
The Governor took some heat late last week for being slow to respond or show up to tour the flooding and damage. Rauner maintained he and his staff had the situation covered.