(CBS) — Chicago residents from France are on their phones and online trying to get in touch with family and friends.
CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos talked with some of them.
It was a nerve-racking night for residents here whose families live near the attacks. More than 100 were reported dead in what appeared to be coordinated terrorist strikes in the French capital.
In the kitchen at Bistronomic in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, the French radio was on non-stop. The French chef and mostly French staff tuned in.
“It’s a very disturbing situation,” owner Laurence Noguier says.
Staff members were on the phone non-stop with family members.
Down the road at Chicago’s French Cultural and Learning Center in the Gold Coast, staff also was on their phones.
“I’m still waiting, as pretty much everyone here, to get some call-backs,” Geoffrey Ruiz said.
The school’s executive director, Jack McCord, was in Paris and was expected back on Monday. He spoke to the staff about what he’s experiencing amidst the chaos.