Sunday night storms caused damage, power outages

Sunday night storms caused damage, power outages
Sunday night storms caused damage, power outages

Sunday night storms caused damage, power outages

Severe storms swept through the Chicago region yesterday. As lightening and heavy rains came, officials evacuated festival goers at Lollapalooza late afternoon. Everyone eventually filed in to catch acts like TV and the Radio and Florence and the Machine but weather won out in the end as the festival ended early. “As we stated early today, our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” Sandee Fenton, director of publicity for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza, said in a statement. ComEd says more than 17,00 people are without power Monday morning, down from a peak of 95,000. The City’s Streets and Sanitation department says they have at least 730 reports of downed trees and expect more as people get out in the morning. Work is focusing on clearing streets for emergency vehicles. They are adding extra crews for the day, including garbage trucks to picked up smaller branches and debris. Northwest suburban Grayslake was hit hard Sunday night. We speak with Fire Chief John Christian about the damage. (WBEZ/Tony Sarabia)