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Everyone from volunteers to prisoners pitching in to hold back flood

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:12:12 CDT
By: IPR's Rachel Otwell

Everyone from volunteers to prisoners pitching in to hold back flood As the Illinois River continues to rise, communities in the western part of the state are trying to keep their towns dry and their levees high enough. Volunteers, emergency responders, and prisoners have been working side by side since this weekend. IPR's Rachel Otwell recently visited a few of those towns - she brings us this report:

   
   

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