Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page. I took this photo looking east, at the Grand Avenue bridge in northwest suburban River Grove Illinois. The greater Chicagoland area was experiencing heavy night time thunderstorms and torrential rains. This view was taken on Tuesday morning, August 21st 2007 , showing just how high the Des Plaines river had risen. On Thursday, August 23rd 2007 at approximately 4:00 PM...A tornado was spotted in Bolingbrook Illinois, and a nasty storm with high velocity winds racing eastbound, hit the greater Chicagoland area with damaging effects. Many people were without electricity due to fallen trees and branches landing on buildings and power lines. It was a mess!