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Control the damage

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 2:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 2:31 p.m. CDT

Tiskilwa village employees Rick Funderberg and John Nye (in the backhoe) work Thursday to break up the ice outside a Tiskilwa home where the yard was flooded when melting snow and ice caused the creek to overflow its banks. Two homes had water in their basements as a result of Thursday morning’s overflowing creek water. Mayor Randy Philhower and village employees worked to ensure the creek remained open downstream to alleviate any further backup.

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