Illinois Escapes Any Major Effects From Massive Power Blackout

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A spokeswoman for Governor Rod Blagojevich says there is no reason to believe that Illinois will be affected.

Still, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency partially activated its emergency operations center in order to monitor the situation.

IEMA officials say power generators tell the Illinois Commerce Commission that they can sustain power in Illinois.

The blackouts stranded several travelers at O'Hare International Airport when flights in and out of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York, as well as airports in Newark, New Jersey, Cleveland, Toronto and Ottawa were grounded.