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Gresey: More than 175,000 see post of river video

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 4:00 p.m. CDT
(Screen shot of video taken by Nicole Weskerna)
A post that included a video of a higher-than-normal Fox River has received a record number of views on the Kane County Chronicle Facebook page. The video was shot by reporter Nicole Weskerna and can be viewed by visiting www.facebook.com/kanecountychronicle or by visiting the "Videos and Photos" section of www.kcchronicle.com. More than 175,000 people have viewed the posting of the video.

The Kane County Chronicle reporting team was dedicated to weather coverage Thursday.

Throughout that day, traffic updates, flood videos, rain photos and other related news items were posted on our website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

One particular post of a video garnered the most views anything on our Facebook page has ever received.

The video – shot by reporter Nicole Weskerna – was of a bloated Fox River churning under the Main Street bridge in downtown St. Charles.

More than 175,000 Facebook users have seen our post of the video. Comments on the video Thursday included: “Holy cow! This is scary.” “Usually fishermen can stand ankle deep at the dam. Wow.” And, “Wow indeed! thanks for sharing this!”

Readers can view the video – titled “The Fox River in St. Charles Thursday morning” – by visiting the “Videos and Photos” section of www.kcchronicle.com.

They also can see the video and the more than 250 comments it received on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/kanecountychronicle.

In addition, those who would like to receive breaking news text and email alerts from the Kane County Chronicle can do so by visiting www.kcchronicle.com/email.

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• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.

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