The LaSalle County city of Marseilles has issued a voluntary evacuation because of rising floodwaters.
Emergency officials don’t expect the river to rise to levels that would require a mandatory evacuation. But under their flood plans, once the Illinois River hits flood stage, 19 feet, people in areas damaged by floods in 2013 are advised to leave their homes. Or at least keep a close eye on the rising water.
They were notified by automated phone messages.