AVOIDING THE IMMODERATE WEATHER. Conditions, however, have been nastier elsewhere in the neighborhood. Freeport, Rockford, Belvidere, and Libertyville all suffered storm damage. As of Saturday evening, about half of Rockford's houses did not have electricity. One television station brought in a temporary generator. (The list of emergency advice and news stories there is typically Midwestern, in that a golf course that will be hosting a local charity tournament is scrambling to have everything ready.) The winds toppled another station's broadcasting tower. There will be no broadcasts for at least a week. The Chicago area also suffered damage, with as many as seven swimmers washed into Lake Michigan by storm effects on the eastern shore.