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A new "smart meter" installed on a Naperville home. (CBS)

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.

02/06/2014

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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.

01/28/2014

A power line in Addison. (Credit: CBS)

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 […]

01/21/2014

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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.

01/10/2014

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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.

01/06/2014

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

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.

12/23/2013

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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.

12/18/2013

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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.

12/06/2013

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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.

09/18/2013

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.

09/17/2013

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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.

09/11/2013

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.

08/27/2013

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.

08/20/2013

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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.

07/22/2013

A 40-foot maple tree toppled during a fast-moving, hard-hitting thunderstorm on June 24, 2013, damaging two homes in Berwyn. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful Storm

Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.

06/25/2013

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.

06/25/2013

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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.

06/18/2013

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.

06/07/2013

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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.

04/18/2013

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.

01/26/2013

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