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Power back for most, but outages linger


Photo credit: Carolyn Sweeny

Photo credit: Carolyn Sweeny


Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms.

“It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,” said Pazier, 53, over the whir of generators providing power to some of his neighbors. “It ruined all the meat in the freezer and all the dairy products.”

Roughly 41,000 homes and businesses mainly concentrated in the south suburbs were still without power as of Wednesday evening, and some might not see power restored until as late as Friday, according to Commonwealth Edison…Please click here to read Angie Leventis Lourgos, Geoff Ziezulewicz and Joseph Ruzich’s story in the Tribune.

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