• Jul 14, 2017, 11:23 AM

Volunteer Request for Immediate Sandbagging Assistance in Wadsworth

Area residents and businesses in Unincorporated Newport Township in Russell need assistance NOW with the filling and placement of sandbags in efforts to protect property and buildings from rising Des Plaines River water levels.

If you are able to provide assistance, please head over to the Newport Township Road District building that is located on the south side of Russell Road, just west of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Sandbagging operations are taking place at this location.

Please note that at the present time, Russell Road between Kilbourne Road and I-94 is closed. HOWEVER, please tell the Deputy Sheriff at the intersection of Kilbourne Road and Russell Road that you are here to sandbag and you will be let through.

Thank you for your assistance.

The Village of Wadsworth