Faulty AC, power outage shut down three metro region secretary of state facilities
The ongoing heat wave and storms Monday caused temporary closures of three metro region Illinois secretary of state facilities on Tuesday.
Air-conditioning glitches combined with temperatures in the high 90s shuttered the Lombard office, 837 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, and an office in south Chicago, 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The Lombard location reopens Wednesday, but the Chicago facility won't open its doors until Friday.
Meanwhile, power outages resulting from high winds Monday closed the Melrose Park location, 1903 N. Mannheim Road, Tuesday. That facility will also reopen on Wednesday.
Tornado sirens went off Monday amid intense thunderstorms, but no touchdowns were reported.
"We apologize to customers and thank them for their patience and understanding during this time," Secretary of State Jesse White said in a statement. "We appreciate the hard work and dedication of employees at these locations."