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Photo Of Spinning Wind Turbine. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind Farm

Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

07/16/2014

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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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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

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.

06/18/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Vetoes Electric Rate Hike Bill

Quinn said Senate Bill 9 would undermine electric utility oversight and lead to higher bills.

05/05/2013

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

Chicago Electric Aggregation Plan Ahead Of Schedule

The Emanuel administration says its plan for bulk buying of electricity is moving ahead of schedule and that means some extra savings for Chicago residents.

02/08/2013

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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.

10/04/2012

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.

10/03/2012

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Copper Thieves Strike HIV/AIDS Service Center; Patients High And Dry

Services have been all but shut down at an HIV/AIDS service center on the city’s West Side for the past two weeks, after vandals stole copper from the building and left it without electricity or air conditioning.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

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Earth Day With The Kids

The last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.

04/18/2012

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Voters To Weigh In On Moves To Lower Electric Bills

In addition to presidential and congressional races, many voters in many communities across the state Tuesday are thinking about their electric bills.

WBBM Newsradio–03/20/2012

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Kane County Towns Seek Voters’ Permission To Shop For Electricity

In a couple of months, voters in several suburbs and outlying towns will be asked whether they want their towns to shop around for electricity alternatives.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Thieves are targeting power lines for copper.. (CBS)

Copper Thefts May Lead To Power Outages In Indiana

A spike in copper thefts may lead to power outages in northern Indiana.

11/18/2011

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

Kane County May Allow Residents To Switch From ComEd

The people who live in unincorporated areas of Kane County may get the chance to opt out of getting their electrical service from ComEd.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

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.

07/21/2011

Storm Damage In Warrenville

Power Outage Sends More In-Home Patients To Hospitals

This week’s massive power outage in the Chicago area has prompted people who rely on electricity for their medical equipment to get themselves to hospitals.

07/12/2011

Collapsed powerlines in Lake County. (CBS)

Historic Outage For ComEd After Storm Leaves 852,000 In Dark

Monday’s ferocious storm resulted in one of the biggest power outages in history for ComEd.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

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ComEd Feeling Heat From New Competitors

ComEd is beginning to feel the heat from new competitors.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

No power at the pump: a scene in Skokie. (CBS)

No Juice Means No Gas At Some Service Stations

Some gas stations in the Chicago region are shut down without power — meaning motorists can’t get gas there. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

06/23/2011

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