Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car (Image credit: Ford Motor Company)

Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.


Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CUB: Alternative Electric Suppliers Could Save You Money, But Be Cautious

The Citizens Utility Board on Monday released its first-ever report card on the state of Illinois’ electricity competition.


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.


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

‘Smart Meter’ Installations Generate Health Concerns In Naperville

A group of Naperville residents says new smart meters being installed in Naperville pose a real health risk. The city says the efficient devices won’t harm anyone.


Photo Of A FedEx Truck. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

FedEx Rolls Out All-Electric Delivery Trucks

FedEx has just rolled six all-electric delivery trucks into service in Chicago, and they’ve really been turning heads.

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011