Flooding hits Midwest

Associated Press
The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club is surrounded by water as the Illinois River rises out of it's banks flooding businesses and homes Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Peoria Heights, Ill. Floodwaters are rising to record levels along the Illinois River in central Illinois.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Heavy rains and flooding have slammed the Midwest region, shutting major expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights and closing dozens of suburban schools.

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