Power Lines

Crews work to repair a structure holding power lines for Metra Electric District trains, after a semi struck a support post on Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Service Restored On Metra Electric Branch After Semi Hits Pillar

The driver of a semi heading south in the 7400 block of South Exchange struck a pillar holding electrical wires overhead about 5:30 p.m., according to Metra and Chicago Police officials.


(Photo by By: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

South Elgin Residents Oppose ComEd Power-Line Plan

There’s a big power struggle in the western suburbs, with serious concerns about health and safety versus money. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore Train Service Restored East Of Hammond

Service on the South Shore commuter train line was temporarily suspended east of Hammond on Wednesday evening, due to damage to the overhead wires that power the trains.


A tree limb broken during a July storm still hung over power lines in Clarendon Hills in mid-November, as ComEd had yet to send out a crew to remove the limb, which threatens to fall on high voltage power lines. (Credit: CBS)

Family Upset ComEd Hasn’t Removed Broken Limb Over Power Lines

A west suburban family is running out of patience with ComEd. They say that, since July, the company has been putting off fixing a broken tree that threatens high voltage power lines.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

A small experimental plane crashed on July 31, 2011, in unincorporated Big Rock in Kane County. The pilot, 73-year-old Jack Morrison, was killed in the crash. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead In Kane County Plane Crash

One person died Sunday morning after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in far west suburban Sugar Grove.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2011

Lake County State Of Emergency

State Of Emergency In Lake County In Aftermath Of Storms

A state of emergency is in effect in north suburban Lake County, due to damage and power problems from the storms on Monday.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011