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Fallen trees damaged cars in the 6600 block of North Damen in Rogers Park after a storm blew into Chicago on Monday. (Credit: Dan Blom/CBS)

ComEd Restoring Service To Thousands After Fast-Moving Storm

Roughly 650 crews worked overnight to restore power to some 237,000 ComEd customers who were without electricity after a powerful storm blasted through the Chicago region Monday evening. That still leaves about 63,000 ComEd customers without power.


ComEd Power Yard

Utility Watchdog Wants ComEd To Equalize Rates Between Chicago, Suburbs

Power activists will ask Illinois to equalize electrical rates between the city and suburbs. WBBM’s John Cody has more.


Storm Damage At Addison Street And Panama Avenue

ComEd Customers Could Be Reimbursed For 2011 Storm Damage

ComEd said Thursday that it will file an appeal to the Illinois Commerce Commission to avoid having to reimburse customers for storm damage from two years ago.


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Nearly 5,000 ComEd Customers Still Without Power

Thursday’s spring storm, which brought lightning strikes, high winds, heavy rain and flooding, knocked out power to thousands of ComEd customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.


Winter ice in Chicago. (Credit: Getty)

Freezing Rain Hits Chicago

According to CBS 2′s Ed Curran, the storm will create freezing rain that will create a coating of ice that could amount to one to two tenths of an inch.


Electric meter. (CBS)

Watchdog Group Warns Of Electric Rate ‘Slammers’

Don’t get scammed or slammed into signing up for alternative electric service you might not want.

CBS 2–01/23/2013

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1,000 ComEd Customers Without Power Friday After Winter Storm

“We expect to have most customers restored by Friday night,” a ComEd spokeswoman said, adding that a few pockets will be restored Saturday.


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

ComEd Crews Return From Sandy Storm-Repair Duty

A ComEd spokesman said all of the crews have returned safely and that damage to the utility’s vehicles was minimal, even though some of the crews were dispatched to points in Maryland and Pennsylvania ahead of the storms, expecting the worst.


Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Voters Approve Bulk Power-Buying Plan

Chicago residents likely will be able to get cheaper electricity from an alternate supplier, after approving a measure allowing City Hall to negotiate cheaper rates on behalf of residents and small businesses.

WBBM Newsradio–11/07/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Com Ed, Local Red Cross Sending Crews East Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

Some ComEd crews and others from the Chicago area have started heading east, ahead of Hurricane Sandy, to be in place to help with recovery once the storm makes landing next week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

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Chicago, Several Suburbs Set To Vote On Buying Electricity In Bulk

One issue on the ballot next month is aimed at saving residents in Chicago and across the suburbs hundreds of dollars a year on their power bills.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

ComEd Voltage Sign (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ComEd To Delay Modernization Amid Rate Cut Fight

The Citizens Utility Board says it would be unfortunate if ComEd delays its grid modernization plan – as it announced it would yesterday.


File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Analysis: Summer Heat Raised ComEd Bills By $64 Million

A consumer watchdog group says this summer’s extreme heat boosted the bills of Commonwealth Edison customers by about $64 million.


3 ‘Smart Meters’ Have Caused Fires At Customers’ Homes, ComEd Says

The announcement comes two weeks after a Philadelphia utility under the same ownership as ComEd stopped installing smart meters after one of them set fire to a home and 14 other devices overheated.


Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

About 31,000 Without Power After Storms

Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.


Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Storms Cause Power Outages In Chicago Area

About 169,000 ComEd customers are without power Saturday after strong thunderstorms passed through the Chicago area.


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ComEd Warns Customers About Potential Scams

With the heat wave and major storms, scammers are out in force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.


A brush fire in Buffalo Grove knocked out power to 2,400 ComEd customers on July 8, 2012. (Photo Courtesy: Jayne Chorpash)

Brush Fire In Buffalo Grove Caused By Illegal Fireworks

A Brush fire in Buffalo grove took out power to about 2,400 on Sunday, and police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly was lighting off fireworks.


Firefighters douse what appears to be a transformer fire Friday afternoon, one of several such incidents across the city. (CBS)

Hot Day Marked By Electric Utility Fires, Power Disruptions

ComEd and Chicago firefighters were kept busy on a sweltering Friday as utility power equipment sparked or caught fire across the city.


Residents say ComEd has delayed the replacement of this unsafe-looking pole. (CBS)

ComEd Drags Out Repair Of Rickety Pole For A Year, Residents Say

The precarious-looking electrical pole is in Bob Ptack’s backyard, snapped in half during a vicious storm last July. Its replacement sits 50 feet away.