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Thousands without power across IL after storms


PEORIA, Ill. (WKOW) -- About 48,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state.

Ameren Illinois' outage center shows there about 32,000 customers without power Monday morning. The highest concentration is near Peoria, although outages are scattered across central and southern Illinois. At the peak of the outages, the utility said about 140,000 customers had no power.

Meanwhile in northern Illinois, ComEd has about 16,000 customers without power. 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. More are expected Monday.

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