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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: