Electric Daisy Carnival causes uproar in southern suburbs - FOX 32 News Chicago

Electric Daisy Carnival causes uproar in southern suburbs

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The 3-day Electric Daisy Carnival known for its international electronic dance music festival is turning down the volume in Joliet Saturday night.

Day 1 of the 3-day music fest had area residents speaking out about the elevated noise level.

"You could just feel the music and so forth. In fact at 1:45 in the morning I came out and could actually hear the siding on my house vibrating so it's crazy," said New Lenox resident Bill Crimmins.

Crimmins and others miles away claim they heard and felt the bass booming into the wee hours of Saturday morning. The three day festival started Friday night.

"When I looked at the windows you can see them kind of shimmering and moving due to the vibrational well," said Crimmins.

"It was awful because it woke me up and I literally stayed up all night because the whole house shook and it vibrate and I couldn't sleep. I literally am functioning on one hour of sleep right now," said Bill's wife, Linda Crimmins.

The Crimmins family emailed their mayor Tim Baldermann who says the festival's promoter agreed to reduce the decibel level by more than 30%.

In an email to Fox 32 News the festival's promoter, 'Insomniac' says, "We apologize for any disturbance the festival may have caused. It is never our intent to upset residents as we take being a good neighbor very seriously."

"There were literally hundreds of calls to our 9-1-1 center as well as I know the city of Joliet, complaints to the city of Joliet," said New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann.

In an interview with Fox 32's Tisha Lewis Mayor Baldermann says if the problem persist the city will explore its legal options.

"I would hope that the city administrator and city officials in Joliet would take care of it but if for some reason they can't or they opt not to, then I'm going to talk to our city counsel and see if there is something we can do legally to put a stop to it," said Mayor Baldermann.

Near the Chicago-land Speedway, April Hanold says she complained with no response.

"We've called and complained several times at least I have, I know some of my neighbors have and we've gotten no reaction whatsoever from the Joliet Police Department nor Will County so it's just been absolutely ridiculous," said Hanold.

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