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For Two Days, Hugo The Cat Trapped On Electrical Pole

Poor Hugo, he’s been stuck on a ComEd electrical pole for two days.

07/23/2014

Powerful storms snapped the flagpole and utility pole, and blew out windows at Earlville High School on the night of June 30. (Credit: CBS)

ComEd: SmartGrid Reduced Outages During Last Week’s Storms

Officials at ComEd said, believe it or not, power outages from last week’s severe storms could have been worse, if not for the new “smart grid” upgrades the utility has made in the past few years.

07/10/2014

One of several trees knocked down during torrential storms in Midlothian on Monday. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Nearly 10,000 Without Power After Monday’s Severe Storms

Monday’s storms hammered the Midwest from Iowa to Ohio with straight-line winds from 80 to 100 miles per hour.

07/03/2014

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery lost power during the severe storms that hit the Chicago area on June 30, and was in danger of losing four fermenting vats of beer while waiting to get electricity back. (Credit: Dean Armstrong)

Brewery Gets Power Back, Beer Supply Saved

Cheers went up at a far south suburban brewery Thursday morning, when the lights finally came back on, more than three days after severe storms knocked out the power.

07/03/2014

One of hundreds of ComEd repair crews working to restore power to customers after two severe storms hit the Chicago area on Monday, spawning five tornados. (Credit: Twitter/ComEd)

Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, Tornados

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.

07/02/2014

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Police: Man Electrocuted By Downed Power Lines In Burbank

A 21-year-old man was electrocuted Tuesday while visiting his family in southwest suburban Burbank.

07/01/2014

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City, CUB Seek Probe Of Alternate Power Suppliers’ Rates

City officials and a utility watchdog group have requested a state investigation into some alternative power that may be tricking or confusing Chicago customers with their prices.

06/11/2014

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Scammers Tell Businesses: Pay Up — Or Lose Power

Business owners are getting calls claiming to be ComEd saying they owe big bucks and they must pay up — or else. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

05/29/2014

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Decommissioning Of Zion Nuclear Plant Raises Safety Concerns

It’s the largest closing of a nuclear plant in the United States and, it’s right in our backyard. The most critical and dangerous part of the process at Zion is underway right now with the transfer of used nuclear fuel.

05/14/2014

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Citizens Utility Board: Rising Complaints About ComEd Rivals

Ahead of an energy rate hike at ComEd next month, a utility watchdog group said it’s seen a dramatic increase in complaints about some of the practices of several alternative electricity companies.

05/13/2014

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2 Investigators: Alternative Power Suppliers May Not Be Cheaper

As 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, you need to be careful before you sign on with a company to replace your area utility.

05/09/2014

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ComEd Raising Energy Rates Next Month

ComEd customers will be getting socked with higher electric bills this summer.

05/07/2014

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Chicago Man Survives Electric Shock From Downed Power Lines

A Chicago man is still shaking from the ordeal after he was shocked when live power lines fell on top of a car he happened to touch.

05/06/2014

A dump truck severed power lines near 79th and King on Monday, and the power lines made contact with an SUV parked in the alley. A man who touched the SUV was severely shocked. (Credit: CBS)

Man Shocked By Downed Power Lines

A dump truck knocked down power lines when it raised its bed and ripped down part of a utility pole near the intersection of King Drive and 79th Street. The downed power lines came in contact with an SUV parked in the alley, and a man was severely shocked when he touched the vehicle.

05/06/2014

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South Elgin Residents Oppose ComEd Power-Line Plan

There’s a big power struggle in the western suburbs, with serious concerns about health and safety versus money. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/02/2014

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

CUB Promises To Fight Potential ComEd Rate Hike

ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.

04/16/2014

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ComEd Letters Create Confusion For Northwest Suburban Residents

Tens of thousands of northwest suburban residents who have been part of a program to shop around for the best electric rates were left confused after receiving letters telling them they were being switched back to ComEd.

04/15/2014

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ComEd Vault Catches Fire In Gold Coast, At Least Two Buildings Lose Power

At least two buildings lost power Sunday afternoon when a ComEd vault caught fire in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

03/23/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow clears streets early Wednesday, as a late winter storm dumps more than 5 inches of snow in parts of the city. (Credit: CBS)

Late Winter Storm Makes This 3rd Snowiest Winter Ever For Chicago

This winter moved up another notch on the list of snowiest winters in Chicago overnight, when more than 3 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport, making the total snowfall this winter the third most on record.

03/12/2014

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ComEd Offering $10M In Financial Aid To Customers

The brutal winter temperatures have proven to be a real financial hardship for many homeowners, prompting ComEd to set aside $10 million to help customers in need pay their electric bills.

03/04/2014

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