- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UTICA, Ill. (AP) - Flood warnings remain in effect around Illinois, and at least one community has evacuated residents and businesses as a precaution.

The LaSalle County village of Utica ordered people to evacuate low-lying areas near the Illinois River. Some of the same areas experienced flooding in 2008 and 2013.

Mayor Matt Jereb says the order to leave by 10 p.m. Tuesday went out by recorded telephone messages. He says it mostly affected small businesses and there are only about a dozen residents there.

Portions of the Des Plaines, Fox and DuPage rivers in northern Illinois are also under flood warnings.

In the center of the state, warnings remain for the Little Wabash River near Clay City.

And in southern Illinois, the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro is also under a flood warning.

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