Thousands in suburbs without power after storms roll through Chicago area, cleanup underway


ELGIN, Ill. — Thousands in the suburbs are without power after a line of storms rolled through the Chicago area late Thursday.

By late morning, about 5,000 ComEd customers were without power in Elgin. A power line caught on fire near Lovell and Brook. Dispatchers said they received around 400 calls for service from Thursday night.

Storms rolled through after several dry days with highs in the 90s. Rain will move away from the area to make way for some sunshine by this afternoon.

The cleanup process got underway Friday as residents worked to clean up the downed trees, and debris left behind.

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