It's a way to limit the flooding but to many residents this retention pond and park is a lot more.
CHAMPAIGN -- There's trouble for a newly renovated school when the fire department was called in for a flood.
COLES COUNTY -- Two people escaped injury after the truck they were in got stranded in high water.
CHAMPAIGN -- This is a scene from area streets earlier Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- What would you do if you were put in a life-and-death situation?
CHAMPAIGN -- The city was inundated with water over the weekend.
FORSYTH -- They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but that doesn't always hold true. One man in Our Town loves his home, rain or shine.
WELDON -- Scattered showers caused some issues when several inches of rain fell in some areas.
WHITE HEATH -- Rain came down in a hurry Wednesday, flooding some roads and, at one point, an entire town.
LAKE COUNTY -- Severe weather created treacherous conditions for drivers in parts of the state.
ILLINOIS -- Homeowners will see an increase in flood insurance rates.
WILMINGTON -- All eyes are on the Kankakee River in Northern Illinois. Ice jams are threatening homes and bringing flooding concerns.
ASHMORE -- A homeowner near the Embarras River is frustrated with IDOT.
Update: 10:03 pm, 2/23/14, Sunday ASHMORE -- It took a team effort from several fire departments to rescue people from the Embarras River.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Flooding is still a problem after Thursday's storms.
Update: 10:03 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Workers are cleaning up roads to prevent accidents, but it's not snow they're worried about this time around.
VILLA GROVE -- People and businesses who took a hit from April floods have until August 8 to get financial aid.
CHAMPAIGN -- All the recent rain means problems for families on Washington Street.
VILLA GROVE -- While people are gearing up for more severe weather Wednesday night, others are still cleaning up from Tuesday's round of storms.
ATWOOD -- People in Atwood are drying out after last night's storms.
LOGAN COUNTY -- Area farmers who struggled with last year's drought are now facing flooded fields.
GALESBURG -- Some areas of the Midwest saw heavy flooding.
PEORIA -- Homeowners are in the middle of a massive cleanup.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn asked President Obama to declare eleven counties major disaster areas as a result of storms, heavy rainfall and flooding which hit the state last month.
SPRINGFIELD -- Last week's flooding left behind a lot of damage.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Comptroller's Office is doing its part to help with flood recovery efforts.
DECATUR -- Towns around Central Illinois were devastated by flooding, but all of the rain actually helped one city.
ILLINOIS -- More than 40 counties statewide have been declared disaster areas.
CHAMPAIGN -- Flooding is also a setback for farmers.
VILLA GROVE -- More than 20" of rain seeped into the basement of Darren Wright and Karen Scott.
PEORIA -- Across Illinois, cities are fighting flooding.
BEARDSTOWN -- Residents and city leaders are keeping a close eye on the Illinois River this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- The developments in Boston haven't been the only thing keeping us glued to TV screens.
TILTON -- The Red Cross has opened another emergency shelter; this time in Tilton.
PEORIA -- Governor Quinn spent Friday touring flooded parts of the state.
SIDNEY -- One of the town's busiest roads has disappeared.
RANTOUL -- Flooding is a problem in Champaign County.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- The city of Villa Grove is under an emergency curfew Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- One man says he's fed up with flood waters on his street and he's calling on his neighbors for help.
CHAMPAIGN -- Rain is causing trouble for drivers.
HARRISBURG -- A Southern Illinois city will finally get some relief following two natural disasters.
OAKLAND -- A broken water line left classrooms and hallways underwater in Coles County.
CHAMPAIGN -- Lots of rain coming our way, but we're ready.
Urbana -- Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning prepares for calls this weekend.