Interstate 80/94 Reopens After Downed Power lines RemovedAll lanes of Interstate 80/94 were shut down for more than four hours Wednesday, after power lines fell across the expressway during the morning rush. The interstate reopened to traffic early Wednesday afternoon.
Arlington Heights Cleans Up After Storm Knocks Down Trees, Power LinesEuclid Avenue in northwest suburban Arlington Heights was reopened Tuesday morning, after Monday night’s storms knocked down trees and power lines, prompting the street’s closure.
Police: Man Electrocuted By Downed Power Lines In Burbank A 21-year-old man was electrocuted Tuesday while visiting his family in southwest suburban Burbank.
Chicago Man Survives Electric Shock From Downed Power LinesA Chicago man is still shaking from the ordeal after he was shocked when live power lines fell on top of a car he happened to touch.
Man Shocked By Downed Power LinesA dump truck knocked down power lines when it raised its bed and ripped down part of a utility pole near the intersection of King Drive and 79th Street. The downed power lines came in contact with an SUV parked in the alley, and a man was severely shocked when he touched the vehicle.
High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some RiversHigh winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.
Thousands Still Without Power After StormsThousands of homes and businesses across the Chicago area remained without power Tuesday, after a fast-moving round of storms on Sunday.
1 Dead, 1 Injured When Small Plane Crashes In RomeovilleOne person was killed and another was seriously injured when a small plane they were on crashed in southwest suburban Romeoville on Sunday, taking out power lines near Lewis University Airport.
Power Knocked Out In Large Part Of WestmontAbout 1,600 customers in Westmont lost their electricity this morning, after power lines came down.