Brief
Forest Park was largely spared the power outages that hundreds of thousands of Chicagoland residents experienced on July 11, in what ComEd called the worst storm in over a decade.

Village officials noted there were a few reports of power outages, but most of the storm response was centered on cleaning up trees and branches that were struck down after the ferocious storm.

At Monday night’s council meeting, Village Administrator Tim Gillian told attendees that public works crews had been out for most of the day, starting at 7:30 a.m., and that they were working hard to clean up the debris left behind by the storm.

Gillian lauded said the village will continue to respond accordingly.

Wednesday Journal, Inc.’s Oak Park offices (the parent company of Forest Park Review), went without power for much of the day Monday, and an estimated 350,000 in the Chicagoland area were still without power on Tuesday, before the Review’s deadline.

ComEd officials said the storm caused the largest power outage since 1998