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

ComEd Hits Record For Demand, System Stressed

As the temperatures soared well into the 90s for the fifth straight day, ComEd reported that customer demand hit an all time record.


Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Drivers Say Declining Gas Prices Still Too High

Gasoline prices are definitely dropping, but that’s small consolation to motorists who say there is still too much pain at the pump.


The Salvation Army

Demand Outstripping Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is having a hard time keeping up with demand in Chicago and elsewhere.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011