Posted on: July 13, 2017

Flood Possibility Preparations Update


Due to extensive rainstorms, the National Weather Service has predicted that the DesPlaines River could rise to record level heights this Friday into Saturday morning.

The Schiller Park Police Department anticipates that the DesPlaines River in our area could begin to reach flood stages sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Water is likely to spill over and cover the pavement along parts of River Road and possibly Irving Park Road and Lawrence Avenue east of River Road. We are prepared to set up the appropriate road closures and alternative routes in order to keep residents safe during their travels.

Drivers should not attempt to bypass any traffic control barricades or cones and should avoid traveling through standing water.  

The Village of Schiller Park has begun preparing sandbags and has set up the following sandbag pickup locations should residents need them:

  • Schiller Park Village hall – sandbags will be inside a shipping container located in the rear of the Street Department building at 9526 W. Irving Park Road.
  • Schiller Park Fire Station #2 – sandbags will be inside a shipping container located just outside of the building at 4499 25th Avenue.
  • Schiller Park Water Department – sandbags will be located inside a shipping container outside the building at 9238 Irving Park Road (next to Stalica Park).
  • Schiller Park Water Tower – sandbags will be inside a shed located in front of the water tower at 4001 Scott Street.

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