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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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Refuse A ComEd ‘Smart’ Meter, Get Socked With A Monthly Fee

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday approved a $21.53-a-month tariff to the bills of ComEd customers who don’t let the company install the new gadgets.


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Power Grid Operator Asks People To Reduce Electricity Use

As frigid conditions tighten their grip on Chicago and much of the rest of the country, PJM Interconnection – which operates the transmission grid for ComEd and many other power companies – said people are cranking up electric heaters and thermostats.


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Crooked Pole Threatens To Cut Power To NW Side Residents

(CBS) — Some people on the Northwest Side are facing an unusual power problem as a power line pole is literally falling apart. Residents say they’ve been complaining about it for a month. The power […]


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NW Suburban Hospital Loses Power For Two Hours

Seven patients were transferred from a northwest suburban hospital Friday morning after a wing of the hospital lost power for two hours.


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Power Outage Affects 22,000 In Brutal Cold In Aurora

Aurora on Monday was being inundated with 911 calls after a power outage hit the east side of town.


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ComEd To Send Crews To Michigan After Storm Left Thousands Without Power

About 30 Comed workers will be spending the holidays in Michigan – helping their counterparts there – now that at least 200-thousand homes are without power after a winter storm tore through the state.


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ComEd To Increase Rate For Electricity Delivery Charge By $340 Million

The increase amounts to about $5.50 per customer and is on delivery charges so it doesn’t matter if you have another electric supplier.


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ComEd Crews To Help Little Rock In Face Of Ice Storm

ComEd Friday dispatched 50 linemen and support personnel, and several dozen trucks, 650 miles south of Chicago to help the local utility cope with an ice storm that is expected to coat the Little Rock, Ark., area with as much as an inch of ice.



Thousands Without Power After Strong Thunderstorms

Thousands of households lost power Wednesday night as a severe thunderstorm rolled through the Chicago region, according to ComEd.


Approximately 80 Oakbrook Terrace police officers responded to a ComEd office building after a 911 caller reported shots fired. It turned out the caller heard a fire alarm while talking to a ComEd worker, and heard the commotion, mistaking the noise for a shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Mistaken Report Of Shots Fired Prompts Massive Response In West Suburbs

A misunderstanding on the phone led to a massive police response at a ComEd office building in Oakbrook Terrace on Tuesday.


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ComEd Getting More Competitive Against Alternative Utilities

The nearly 800,000 customers who switched electric companies have been seeing a savings of about $10 a month.


ComEd crews and Chicago firefighters work outside Mollison Elementary School, 4415 S. King Dr., after a  power outage on Aug. 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Students Moved After Power Outage At Mollison School

Students at a Grand Boulevard neighborhood elementary school were being bused to another school, or allowed to go home, after a transformer failure caused a power outage.


A ComEd substation at 94th and Cottage Grove on fire. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Breaks Out At ComEd Substation

Power has been restored to ComEd customers after a fire inside a ComEd substation, according to the company’s outage map.


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Manufacturing Jobs In Chicago See Year-Over-Year Uptick

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing is one sector seeing an increase in the Chicago metropolitan area.