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Images: Cleaning-up in the suburbs after Monday's storm.

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  • ComEd worker Jason Schmidt is part of a Highland Park crew working to restore power in Lake Villa Tuesday morning.

       ComEd worker Jason Schmidt is part of a Highland Park crew working to restore power in Lake Villa Tuesday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Power lines still down along Grand Ave. in Fox Lake Tuesday morning.

       Power lines still down along Grand Ave. in Fox Lake Tuesday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Because traffic signals are not functioning, a police officer directs traffic at busy Route 14 and Cary-Algonquin Road Tuesday morning in Cary.

       Because traffic signals are not functioning, a police officer directs traffic at busy Route 14 and Cary-Algonquin Road Tuesday morning in Cary.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Forestry crew member Seth Westberg saws off a broken limb Tuesday morning on Busse Avenue just east of Maple Street. Damage was minimal in Mt. Prospect from Monday's storm compared to the tornado that hit the town last month.

       Forestry crew member Seth Westberg saws off a broken limb Tuesday morning on Busse Avenue just east of Maple Street. Damage was minimal in Mt. Prospect from Monday's storm compared to the tornado that hit the town last month.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wires under downed trees block Thornwood Lane on the west side of Crystal Lake Monday morning.

       Wires under downed trees block Thornwood Lane on the west side of Crystal Lake Monday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Ruiz sits on his Thornwood Lane porch with a generator running in his driveway Tuesday morning while waiting for power to be restored to his home on the west side of Crystal Lake. He said he could actually see the wind Monday morning. "I've never seen anything like it." Many of his neighbors are sharing generators.

       Paul Ruiz sits on his Thornwood Lane porch with a generator running in his driveway Tuesday morning while waiting for power to be restored to his home on the west side of Crystal Lake. He said he could actually see the wind Monday morning. "I've never seen anything like it." Many of his neighbors are sharing generators.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Areas in Glen Ellyn are still affected by yesterday's storm, such as the intersection of St. Charles Rd, and Rifford Rd, where the power is out to the traffic signals at that intersection.

       Areas in Glen Ellyn are still affected by yesterday's storm, such as the intersection of St. Charles Rd, and Rifford Rd, where the power is out to the traffic signals at that intersection.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Areas in Glen Ellyn are still affected by yesterday's storm such as the intersection of Park Blvd., and DuPage Blvd., where part of a power line pole still lays in the street, which is closed.

       Areas in Glen Ellyn are still affected by yesterday's storm such as the intersection of Park Blvd., and DuPage Blvd., where part of a power line pole still lays in the street, which is closed.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Power outages at the intersection of Route 38 and County Farm Road in Wheaton has affected the traffic lights, causing traffic backups.

       Power outages at the intersection of Route 38 and County Farm Road in Wheaton has affected the traffic lights, causing traffic backups.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A hand made sign warns of downed wires at the intersection of Hillside and Forest Ave in Glen Ellyn. The wires are still on the ground nearly 24 hours after high winds blew through the Chicago area.

       A hand made sign warns of downed wires at the intersection of Hillside and Forest Ave in Glen Ellyn. The wires are still on the ground nearly 24 hours after high winds blew through the Chicago area.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kennicott Avenue between Wing and Campbell Streets remains closed with large tree limbs across the street and power lines down Tuesday in Arlington Heights. The damage was caused by a thunderstorm with strong winds that tore through the area Monday morning.

       Kennicott Avenue between Wing and Campbell Streets remains closed with large tree limbs across the street and power lines down Tuesday in Arlington Heights. The damage was caused by a thunderstorm with strong winds that tore through the area Monday morning.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Vehicles line up hundreds deep on Route 176 in Crystal Lake as traffic lights continue to be out.

       Vehicles line up hundreds deep on Route 176 in Crystal Lake as traffic lights continue to be out.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Huge twisted trees clog a yard on Pomeroy Street in Crystal Lake Tuesday morning.

       Huge twisted trees clog a yard on Pomeroy Street in Crystal Lake Tuesday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Forestry crew member Seth Westberg saws off a broken limb Tuesday morning on Busse Avenue just east of Maple Street. Damage was minimal in Mt. Prospect from Monday's storm compared to the tornado that hit the town last month.

       Forestry crew member Seth Westberg saws off a broken limb Tuesday morning on Busse Avenue just east of Maple Street. Damage was minimal in Mt. Prospect from Monday's storm compared to the tornado that hit the town last month.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • A large pine tree lays on downed power lines and a pickup truck on Oceola Drive in Algonquin Tuesday morning.

       A large pine tree lays on downed power lines and a pickup truck on Oceola Drive in Algonquin Tuesday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Arborist Andy Byers, left, and Doug Petro, with the Mount Prospect Forestry Division clean up debris Tuesday morning following yesterday's storm that left over 800,000 Com Ed customers without power.

       Arborist Andy Byers, left, and Doug Petro, with the Mount Prospect Forestry Division clean up debris Tuesday morning following yesterday's storm that left over 800,000 Com Ed customers without power.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Businesses along Grand Ave. in Lindenhurst alert customers that they are closed due to power outages Tuesday morning.

       Businesses along Grand Ave. in Lindenhurst alert customers that they are closed due to power outages Tuesday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Signal lights remain out along Route 12 in Fox Lake due to power outages.

       Signal lights remain out along Route 12 in Fox Lake due to power outages.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Downed power lines and fallen trees remain Tuesday morning along Grand Ave. in downtown Lake Villa.

       Downed power lines and fallen trees remain Tuesday morning along Grand Ave. in downtown Lake Villa.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Fox Lake Public Works crews clean up trees along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.

       Fox Lake Public Works crews clean up trees along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Grove Street in Huntley is closed while tree limbs lay on the pavement and wires hang Tuesday.

       Grove Street in Huntley is closed while tree limbs lay on the pavement and wires hang Tuesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Hunters Path in Lake in the Hills is closed as a wire hangs over the road Tuesday.

       Hunters Path in Lake in the Hills is closed as a wire hangs over the road Tuesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd crews on the scene of downed power lines at Grand and Cedar Avenues in downtown Lake Villa Tuesday morning.

       ComEd crews on the scene of downed power lines at Grand and Cedar Avenues in downtown Lake Villa Tuesday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Villa Public Works crews continue clean up along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.

       Lake Villa Public Works crews continue clean up along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd worker Jason Schmidt is part of a Highland Park crew working to restore power in Lake Villa Tuesday morning.

       ComEd worker Jason Schmidt is part of a Highland Park crew working to restore power in Lake Villa Tuesday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Villa Public Works crews continue clean up along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.

       Lake Villa Public Works crews continue clean up along Grand Ave. Tuesday morning following Monday's storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Luis Garcia and his crew from McGinty Bros., Inc. remove a fallen tree from the roof of a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.

       Luis Garcia and his crew from McGinty Bros., Inc. remove a fallen tree from the roof of a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Luis Garcia from McGinty Bros., Inc. uses a chain saw to remove a fallen tree from the roof of a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.

       Luis Garcia from McGinty Bros., Inc. uses a chain saw to remove a fallen tree from the roof of a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Luis Garcia from McGinty Bros., Inc. throws down a tree limb from the roof while removing a fallen tree from a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.

       Luis Garcia from McGinty Bros., Inc. throws down a tree limb from the roof while removing a fallen tree from a residence on Brierwoods Lane in Hawthorn Woods.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Utility poles lie with its wires crisscrossing Oakwood street in Barrington after Monday morning storm did a number on the area.

       Utility poles lie with its wires crisscrossing Oakwood street in Barrington after Monday morning storm did a number on the area.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Generators for sale at the Home Depot in Lake Zurich for storm stricken people looking to ride out the outage in their powerless homes.

       Generators for sale at the Home Depot in Lake Zurich for storm stricken people looking to ride out the outage in their powerless homes.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Wendy Schultz of Wisconsin who was helping out her Barrington parents Richard and Rosemary Libby who were hit hard by the storm has to pour well water into their toilets that she gets from her neighbor in order to use them.

       Wendy Schultz of Wisconsin who was helping out her Barrington parents Richard and Rosemary Libby who were hit hard by the storm has to pour well water into their toilets that she gets from her neighbor in order to use them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Generators for sale at the Home Depot in Lake Zurich for storm stricken people looking to ride out the outage in their powerless homes.

       Generators for sale at the Home Depot in Lake Zurich for storm stricken people looking to ride out the outage in their powerless homes.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Wendy Schultz of Wisconsin who was helping out her Barrington parents Richard and Rosemary Libby who were hit hard by the storm ducks under a huge Oak tree which fell near their driveway taking out a transformer and leaving them without power for almost two days.

       Wendy Schultz of Wisconsin who was helping out her Barrington parents Richard and Rosemary Libby who were hit hard by the storm ducks under a huge Oak tree which fell near their driveway taking out a transformer and leaving them without power for almost two days.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Wires and a transformer hangs precarious feet from the ground after the storm knocked it off its pole causing a blackout in the Barrington area along Oakwood Street and Timberlake Parkway on Monday morning.

       Wires and a transformer hangs precarious feet from the ground after the storm knocked it off its pole causing a blackout in the Barrington area along Oakwood Street and Timberlake Parkway on Monday morning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Businessman Parker Melvin of McHenry works out of Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Tuesday after thunderstorms left hundreds of thousands of customers without power.

       Businessman Parker Melvin of McHenry works out of Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Tuesday after thunderstorms left hundreds of thousands of customers without power.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

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