Pekin’s riverfront remains under water over the weekend

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PEKIN, Il- Pekin has been one of the places affected by the Illinois River flooding. Parts of the Riverfront Park are still under water and Water street remains closed as of now. There are also a couple of barges who remain still until further notice.

Community members said flooding is nothing new, but this time is a little different.

“I don’t remember it ever being this bad. There’s been a raise in the water of course but I don’t remember it being this much,” said Dennise, Pekin resident.

Many community members have visited the park just to see the effects of the flooding and they are just hoping it won’t get worse.

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