Oakton Community College Des Plaines campus to remain closed Wednesday

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Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus was among the areas affected by flooding. | Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus will remain closed Wednesday because of ongoing Des Plaines River flooding.

The Des Plaines campus at 1600 E. Golf Road will be closed for classes and all other activities on Wednesday, the college said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The Skokie campus will remain open.

The Des Plaines campus was also closed Monday and Tuesday because of flooded parking lots, the college said. While the lots were drying by Monday afternoon, both Central and Golf roads remained closed nearby.

A flood warning remained in effect for areas along the Des Plaines and Fox rivers in Lake, Kane, McHenry, Cook and Kendall counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The Des Plaines River reached record flood levels after heavy rainfall last week, the Chicago Sun-Times previously reported. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office issued a state disaster proclamation for Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties.


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