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Outage At BP Refinery Sends Local Gas Prices Soaring

Though gas prices have been plummeting nationally, drivers in the Chicago area suddenly have seen a major bump at the pump.


One of several trees knocked down during torrential storms in Midlothian on Monday. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Nearly 10,000 Without Power After Monday’s Severe Storms

Monday’s storms hammered the Midwest from Iowa to Ohio with straight-line winds from 80 to 100 miles per hour.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Outage Knocks Out State Government Computers, Websites

State of Illinois technicians were trying to figure out what caused all state government computers to lose email and Internet capabilities for almost three hours Tuesday morning.


Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)  in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CBOE Reopens Trading After Half-Day Outage

Trading on the biggest exchange for financial options resumed Thursday following an outage caused by software problems.


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BlackBerry Outage Could Have Its Benefits

Millions of BlackBerry users are having a technological meltdown, as a three-day network outage has spread to North America — affecting text messaging, email and Internet access from mobile phones. But the outage might actually be a good thing.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Power lines are down along Old Grand and O'Plaine Roads in Gurnee. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

ComEd Won’t Reimburse Residents For Spoiled Food

If some of your food spoiled when your house lost electricity this week, ComEd says it’s not responsible for replacing it.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

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

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Experiences Outage, Many Flights Delayed

Many Southwest Airline customers experienced delays after a telecommunications outage halted some air travel Tuesday night.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

No Mass Refunds For Comcast Customers

Comcast says it has no plans to refund customers en masse for one of the Chicago area’s biggest ever high-speed Internet outages.