Flooding closes down suburban Chicago government - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Flooding closes down suburban Chicago government

Posted: Updated:
WHEATON, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

Heavy rains and flooding have prompted a suburban Chicago county to shut down all government buildings.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the DuPage County closings include the health department and the judicial center.

DuPage County spokeswoman Johnna Kelley says the buildings will reopen "when conditions allow."

A rainstorm that pummeled the area caused flooding that also forced authorities to close sections of several major expressways around Chicago.

Schools have been canceled and several hundred flights were scrapped at O'Hare International Airport, where Thursday's storm has dumped more than 5 inches of rain.

Two more inches was expected throughout the day.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices