11,000 still without power in Chicago area

CHICAGO ComEd spokesman Joe Trost said electricity had been restored to all but 11,000 Chicago-area customers by 5 a.m. Monday.

At the peak of the outages, nearly 140,000 customers were affected by the storms that blew across northern Illinois early Sunday.

The city of Chicago and its near-west suburbs were among the hardest hit by the lightning and 65 mile-per-hour winds.

National Weather Service meteorologist Casey Sullivan says the agency received reports of quarter-sized hail.

It was the fifth time storms had damaged ComEd's power grid in a ten-day period.

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