ROUND LAKE, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner toured flood damage in northern Illinois for the second time in a week as recovery efforts continued in some areas and others brace for more high water.
Rauner was in Round Lake on Wednesday afternoon to take a look at Murphy Elementary School, which was under five feet of water at the height of the flooding. Officials say the school suffered $2 million in damage.
Afterward, Rauner said the state is taking every necessary step to ensure local officials have the tools and resources needed to aid those affected by the flooding.
Rauner has issued state disaster declarations for Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. He previously visited damage on Friday.
National Weather Service flood warnings remained in effect Wednesday for portions of the Des Plaines and Fox rivers, but the good news for residents is that both rivers have crested. The bad news is that the forecast includes temperatures in the 90s and more rain.