Des Plaines is effectively local traffic only. All major East-West streets are effectively blocked
because of the river overflow. That's a good three miles or more long. The local economy suffers.
Basically the entire center of this map crop ...
The red circle is the location I took the 360 River-flood panorama.
Word has it that there are six-inches of river water in the local Community College (where I got
my Photography Certificate) and no one can get in to bail her out, because it is right next to the
Here's an overhead shot of the campus area, a little further to the north, during drier times.