We were among more than 800,000 people in the Chicago area who lost power today after a thunderstorm that lasted about 20 minutes but did more damage than any storm in at least 13 years. We're among the lucky ones: our lights are back on. Some people may have to wait days.
In our area the Kenwood neighborhood around President Obama's house seems to have taken the worst of it.
Monday, July 11, 2011