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WX Causing Many Issues Overnight and This Morning

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Flash floods in Chicago killed one man, and left thousands without power. ABC News reports with the rain falling at nearly two inches an hour Wednesday night, a 25 year old private contractor, working on a sewer was swept away. His body was later recovered. Michael Fox, with the Chicago Fire Department, says the contractor had the camera going both ways in the sewer to see if the man could be found faster, and maybe make it a rescue instead of a recovery, but it didn't turn out. The downpour knocked out power to more than 15-thousand customers. At Chicago's airports, dozens of flights were delayed as the storms lingered through the morning.
The heavy rains overnight and into today caused water to drip from the ceiling, leaving soggy carpets in one of the courtrooms at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point. The roof is reportedly past its prime and commissioners may declare an emergency and seek bids to fix it.


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