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Power restored to about 3,000 ComEd customers in DeKalb County

Katie Finlon – kfinlon@shawmedia.com
Sycamore City Attorney Keith Foster (left) and Mayor Curt Lang (right) talk to each other before the city council meeting Monday.
Katie Finlon – kfinlon@shawmedia.com Sycamore City Attorney Keith Foster (left) and Mayor Curt Lang (right) talk to each other before the city council meeting Monday.

SYCAMORE – Power has been restored to about 3,000 customers in DeKalb County, most of them in Sycamore, according to a ComEd spokesman.

Much of downtown Sycamore went dark just after 8 p.m. Monday, including the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. during the City Council meeting, but as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, ComEd's website showed the outages had been resolved.

ComEd spokesman John Schoen said the outage was caused by a lock out, but that crews worked quickly to reroute power. He said repairs were still being done Tuesday morning, and there's no timetable on how soon the issue will be fixed.

A lock out is something that typically happens with electric equipment, and it is similar to a circuit breaker in a house going out, Schoen said.

The council meeting pressed on without power, as police and fire officials brought in backup light sources, and a cellphone was used to record audio in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.

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