natural gas

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.


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

Natural Gas Flame

Citizens Utility Board Questions Nicor Sale

The Citizens Utility Board wants to know what the proposed sale of Nicor will mean for consumers.


Natural Gas Flame

Atlanta Company To Buy Out Nicor Gas

Atlanta-based AGL Resources is purchasing the suburban Chicago Nicor gas company for $2.4 billion.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2010

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

CUB Knocks NiCor Repair Program

The Citizens Utility Board calls gas utility’s Comfort Guard program an expensive insurance policy.

WBBM Newsradio–11/23/2010

Gas Saving Program

Tax Credit For Replacing Old Heat Equipment Due To Expire

Chicago area home owners who’ve considered replacing that old furnace or insulating the attic might want to get moving on that if they want a $1,500 federal tax credit.