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UPDATE: ComEd: 1,000 power outages in Rockford area

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ComEd officials are hopeful the power will be back on to all of its customers in the Rockford area on Friday.

As of about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, 1,000 outages are still being worked on in Winnebago and Boone counties. You can see a full map of ComEd's remaining outages by clicking here.  ComEd Spokesman Paul Callighan says crews are dealing with a lot of individual outages now so it's taking them awhile to get to them.

Thousands of customers are still without power in the Chicago area, specifically in Waukegan where a state of emergency has been issued. Sidewalks and streets are littered with tree branches, downed trees, and power lines. Grocery stores are packed with people buying up supplies to get by until the lights come back on. Many residents are being told to boil their water before using it.

Crews from several states have been working Illinois to help restore all the outages. Some of the utility trucks have come from as far away as Pennsylvania and Louisiana.

A record 868,000 homes and businesses in Illinois lost power after Monday's storms.

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