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Lightning strikes in southwest suburban Willow Springs on Tuesday. (Credit: Robert Herman)

Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Chicago Area

Summer storms ripped through the Chicago area Tuesday night, leaving downed trees, standing water, and lots of cleanup to do. While the damage was not significant, thousands lost power when power lines were knocked down.

08/19/2015

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With ComEd Rates Low, CUB Says To Think Carefully Before Going With Alternative Supplier

ComEd rates are about to drop again, and the Citizens Utility Board is warning you to think twice and do your homework before going with an alternative supplier.

05/27/2015

A Rogers Park family has had raw sewage seep into the basement following a utility crew mistake. (CBS)

ComEd Ignores Rogers Park Couple After Work Crew Ruptures Sewer Line

Imagine having your basement flooded with raw sewage. Imagine no one will do anything about it. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/07/2015

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Utilities, Watchdog Warn Customers Of Scams

It’s unusual for three utilities and the Citizens Utility Board to come together for a single news conference, but they did just that Friday to try to prevent customers from being scammed.

05/07/2015

Several buildings were affected by a downtown power outage Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video productions)

About 1,600 Affected By Downtown Power Outage

The outage occurred at 10:05 p.m. and affected the area between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and between Wacker Drive and Monroe Street, ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey said. Approximately 1,600 customers were affected, although power was fully restored by 2:50 a.m. Thursday.

04/16/2015

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

Two Western Suburbs Debut Smart Street Light System

Bensenville and Lombard are the first to debut the Smart Streetlight Program that uses smart, energy efficient LED streetlights.

02/03/2015

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ComEd Gets Approval For $239 Million Rate Hike

Commonwealth Edison customers will see their electric bill go up in 2015.

12/10/2014

42 workers at an Oak Brook ComEd office split a $1 million prize. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Brook Workers Split Lotto Prize

Here’s a riddle: You win a million dollars in the lottery and can barely afford to buy a compact car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found out how.

11/19/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

ComEd Kicks In $10,000 To Help Repair Veterans Memorial

The utility is cutting the check to help repair vandalism-related damage at a New Lenox veterans memorial. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports.

11/10/2014

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Sticking With ComEd Helps Lombard Residents Save On Electricity

Lombard’s electricity aggregation contract was up, so village officials decided in April and May to see which electricity provider would offer the lowest prices for residents. It turned out, ComEd beat the alternative suppliers.

10/09/2014

ComEd crews from the Chicago area return this week from duty on the Northeast Coast. (CBS)

Online Calculator Can Help You Decide If You Should Switch Your Electricity Supplier

If you live in the city of Chicago and pay an electric bill, spending a couple minutes looking at your bill could save big bucks.

10/07/2014

(Credit: Peter Sabbag)

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

Nedal Doleh (Photo supplied to CBS)

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

(Photo by By: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

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

Zion nuclear power plant. (Credit: CBS)

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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