© 2024 WNIJ and WNIU
Northern Public Radio
801 N 1st St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Northern Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WNIJ's summary of news items around our state.

Man Killed In Wood Dale Festival Tent Collapse Identified

The person killed after a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival has been identified.

Steven Nincic died during a brief storm during the Wood Dale Prairie Fest.

Fifteen people were injured and transported to local hospitals. Several others were treated at the scene and released.

The storms hit hardest yesterday about 50 miles north of Chicago. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ricky Castro says a tornado touched down near Grayslake. 

A detective with the Lake County Sheriff's Office says there is extensive damage. Police closed numerous roads in unincorporated areas because of downed trees and power lines.