About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state. Ameren Illinois' outage center shows there about 12,500 customers without power Monday evening. The highest concentration is near Peoria, although outages are scattered across central Illinois. At the peak of the outages, the utility said about 140,000 customers had no power. Ameren Illinois officials say crews worked through the night to restore power and thousands of employees have been deployed across Illinois.
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