All five Forest Park schools will be open Friday, April 19 confirmed Superintendent Lou Cavallo.

The district closed schools Thursday after an overnight storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain on the area. Village officials closed the Roosevelt Road bridge and Madison Street bridge as the Des Plaines river rose to a peak of 11.2 feet above normal at 10:45 p.m. Thursday night. The National Weather Service reported the Des Plaines receded to 11.11 feet at 6:30 Friday morning.

Cavallo said the district experienced a “little bit of seepage” at Betsy Ross school in the basement Thursday, which was “immediately pumped out.”

Forest Park has a total enrollment of 850 students in four elementary schools and one middle school.

Com Ed was reporting no power outages Friday morning at 7:30 a.m.

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...