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Steve Peters, property manager of the Lakeview Apartments, which is surrounded by flood waters from the Illinois River, uses a make shift bridge to access dry land Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Illinois River finally crested Tuesday at 29.35 feet, eclipsing a 70-year record in Peoria. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Flooding hits Midwest

April 18, 2013

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.