About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state.
Ameren Illinois’ outage center shows there about 12,500 customers without power Monday evening. The highest concentration is near Peoria, although outages are scattered across central Illinois. At the peak of the outages, the utility said about 140,000 customers had no power.
Meanwhile in northern Illinois, ComEd also had about 12,500 customers without power Monday afternoon. That’s far less than the 79,000 who were in the dark on Sunday.
Ameren Illinois officials say in a statement that crews worked through the night to restore power and thousands of employees have been deployed across Illinois.