Allen Skillicorn has deep roots in the Fox River Valley. Allen grew up between Crystal Lake and Algonquin; he and his wife Heather have made a home in East Dundee. Together they give back by volunteering for the local therapy dogs group and animal rescue. The Skillicorn’s are also active members of the Fox Valley Church near Huntley and Randall Road.
The water level in the flooding Fox River remained steady three feet above flood stage Sunday but National Weather Service Hydrologists expected it to begin to abate this morning. The Fox below Algonquin Dam hit 12.5 feet Sunday morning, 6 inches above major flood stage with a 7,330 cubic feet per second flow. That was about 5 times normal volume.
Forecasters said Fox water levels will begin a slow drop this morning but the river’s not expected to fall below flood stage until at least next week.