One killed in theater roof collapse in Belvidere, while storms bring ...

One person was killed and 28 people were hurt after the center of the roof of a theater in Belvidere collapsed as a concert was going on.

The tragedy came as two lines of intense storms raced through northern Illinois and the suburbs Friday evening, bringing tornado sirens in some spots as well as flash floods, hail and power outages.

The Belvidere Police Department said the collapse at the Apollo Theatre occurred as a heavy storm rolled through the area and that calls began coming from the theater at 7:48 p.m., the Associated Press reported. Belvidere Fire Chief Shawn Schadle said 260 people were attending the concert.

The theater’s marquee and facade crashed onto the street, littering the area with bricks and debris. Metal bands Morbid Angel, Revocation and Skeletal Remains were scheduled to perform at 7 p.m.; doors opened at 6 p.m., ABC 7 Chicago reported.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted that his administration is closely…

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