natural gas

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Developers Back Out Of Plan For Oakwood Hills Power Plant

Developers have abandoned a controversial plan to build a natural gas power plant in far northwest suburban Oakwood Hills. Plans for the $450 million power plant sharply divided the community of about 2,000 people.

09/25/2014

Fire Department crews investigate a natural gas odor in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Christopher Mulka)

Crews Investigate Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park, But Find No Leak

Fire Department crews blanketed the Lincoln Park area on Thursday afternoon, after several residents and businesses reported smelling natural gas around Willow and Sheffield.

09/05/2014

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Closed Over Power Plant Fight, Oakwood Hills Village Hall To Reopen Next Week

The village hall in a small McHenry County community was slated to reopen next Tuesday, after it has been closed for weeks because of alleged threats tied to plans for a natural gas power plant.

08/27/2014

Closed Sign

Lawmakers Urge Oakwood Hills To Reopen Village Hall

Two state lawmakers have called for a tiny village in McHenry County to reopen its government offices and get back to work.

08/15/2014

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Oakwood Hills Residents Seek To Block New Power Plant

Some residents of a small community in McHenry County have begun gearing up to stop plans for a natural gas power plant in their village.

07/15/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9B

Illinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.

06/23/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Peoples Gas To Charge Customers More Next Month, Wants Additional Increase

The Citizens Utility Board condemned the cost increase to customers.

02/26/2014

(Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Here’s Why Your Heating Bill Has Been So High (It’s Not Just The Cold)

Has your heating bill gone way up the last few months? Especially compared to last year? There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are many reasons, and not all of them have to do with the terrible cold that’s caught Chicago in a mercilessly frigid headlock.

02/13/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Peoples, North Shore Gas Seek $88 Million Rate Hike

Peoples and North Shore Gas are seeking a combined $88 million rate increase.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2012

Gas Leak Generic

Multiple Reports Of Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park

Police are investigating multiple reports of a smell of natural gas in and around the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Natural Gas Flame

Towering Natural Gas Flame To Light Sky In Waukegan

If you live in the far north suburbs, you could awaken to a huge flame in the sky Wednesday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

Fracking

State Senate Approves Regulations On Fracking

The Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Natural Gas Flame

CUB: Natural Gas Bills Could Be $150 Lower This Year

A utility watchdog group says a combination of factors could lead to big savings on your natural gas bills this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

Natural Gas Flame

State Approves $4-A-Month Rate Hike For Peoples Gas

State regulators have approved a rate hike for Peoples Gas, although it’s only about half as big as the natural gas provider was seeking.

01/12/2012

Photo Of A Natural Gas Connector And Pipe. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Gary U.S. Steel Plant Hopes To Convert More Cars To Natural Gas

More vehicles may be converted to run on natural gas, as part of a pilot program at the U.S. Steel plant in Gary, Ind.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Natural Gas Flame

Assistant Attorney General Fights Natural Gas Rate Increase

Faced with a rate increase, the assistant Illinois Attorney General is stepping into the debate, saying residents should not have to pay more on their home heating bills this winter.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Hickory Hills House Explosion

UPDATED: Couple Survives Home Explosion In Hickory Hills

An explosion knocked an entire home off its foundation Wednesday evening in south suburban Hickory Hills, but the elderly couple inside survived.

04/28/2011

Pace Bus

RTA Official Doubts Natural Gas-Powered Bus Proposal

A top Regional Transportation Authority official says the agency should think twice about buying a fleet of natural gas-powered buses.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Coal Gasification Plant Site

Southeast Side Residents To Protest Coal Plant

Residents of the city’s Far Southeast Side plan to protest Wednesday against a planned $3 billion coal-powered synthetic gas plant.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Pace Board of Directors consider a bus powered by compressed natural gas. The bus rides quieter, and would cost less to operate. (Bob Roberts/ WBBM)

Pace Considers Bus Powered By Natural Gas

As fuel prices shoot through the roof, Pace is taking a look at a bus that would not only be cheaper to operate — it would make rides a lot quieter for riders.

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011

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