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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery lost power during the severe storms that hit the Chicago area on June 30, and was in danger of losing four fermenting vats of beer while waiting to get electricity back. (Credit: Dean Armstrong)

Brewery Gets Power Back, Beer Supply Saved

Cheers went up at a far south suburban brewery Thursday morning, when the lights finally came back on, more than three days after severe storms knocked out the power.

07/03/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major Delays

After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.

06/25/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

ComEd Vault Catches Fire In Gold Coast, At Least Two Buildings Lose Power

At least two buildings lost power Sunday afternoon when a ComEd vault caught fire in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

03/23/2014

A fire broke out in the basement of a high-rise in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive late Thursday. (Credit: Sam Charles/Sun-Times Media)

Extra-Alarm Fire Cuts Some Power To Lakeview High-Rise

The fire started in the basement at a high-rise in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, and was mostly contained there, cutting power to areas near the blaze. Elevators in the building are out of service.

02/07/2014

Hospital Bed Generic

NW Suburban Hospital Loses Power For Two Hours

Seven patients were transferred from a northwest suburban hospital Friday morning after a wing of the hospital lost power for two hours.

01/10/2014

ComEd Power Yard

Power Outage Affects 22,000 In Brutal Cold In Aurora

Aurora on Monday was being inundated with 911 calls after a power outage hit the east side of town.

01/06/2014

ComEd crews and Chicago firefighters work outside Mollison Elementary School, 4415 S. King Dr., after a  power outage on Aug. 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Students Moved After Power Outage At Mollison School

Students at a Grand Boulevard neighborhood elementary school were being bused to another school, or allowed to go home, after a transformer failure caused a power outage.

08/27/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Cause Of O’Hare Runway Light Outage Still Undetermined

Officials at O’Hare International Airport are saying a bit more about what caused lights to fail on two runways Thursday night, but have yet to determine an exact cause.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Emily Rabinovich was trapped in a Marina City elevator. (CBS)

Teen Rescued From Elevator At Marina City

A teenager is telling the story of her harrowing rescue from one of Chicago’s most recognizable high rises.

10/19/2012

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South Shore Trains Running Normally After Morning Suspension

The outage affected trains between South Bend and East Chicago and caused “extensive damage” at the South Shore substation.

10/14/2012

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South Shore Trains Suspended After Power Outage

Train service has been suspended for South Shore trains between South Bend and East Chicago due to a power outage Sunday in Portage County, Indiana.

10/14/2012

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium Evacuated Due To Power Outage

The Shedd Aquarium was evacuated Thursday afternoon when the electricity went out to much of the building.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Storm knocks down trees in Glen Ellyn. (Mike Klingele/CBS)

155,000 Without Power After Storm

Severe thunderstorms moved through Chicago Sunday afternoon with high wind and hail, and 155,000 customers were still without power by late evening.

07/01/2012

Nearly 90 flights were canceled after a power outage at Midway Airport. (CBS)

After Power Outage, Midway Delays To Spill Into Weekend

A power outage on Midway’s airfield grounded dozens of flights and hundreds of passengers. The outage lasted for four hours, and CBS 2 learned the delays will be spilling into the weekend.

06/29/2012

Midway Outage

Power Outage Closes Midway Airport For Over 4 Hours

Power has been restored to the runway lights at Midway International Airport, after a night that left passengers stranded and miserable for hours.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Lincoln Park Outage

Power Back On In Lincoln Park After Sweltering Night

The buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

ComEd Power Yard

Electrical Outage Affects 900 In Uptown

CHICAGO (STMW) – About 900 ComEd customers in the North Side Uptown neighborhood are without electricity Wednesday night because of a downed wire. The areas affected by the electrical outage include the 4500 block of […]

05/02/2012

Carter Funeral Home

South Shore Funeral Home Accused Of Improperly Storing Bodies

A former worker said bodies were not properly stored in coolers, but instead were placed in the garage in winter and cooled with frozen water packs in summer.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Car Crash Causes Power Outage In Lemont

Teams were working to restore power to a section of southwest suburban Lemont following a power outage caused by a car that crashed into a utility pole.

01/08/2012

ComEd Power Yard

Power Outage Sidelines Holiday Cooks On NW Side

The turkey was in the oven, the side dishes were simmering and 14 family members were expected to celebrate Thanksgiving at David Zaya’s Northwest Side home when the power went out Thursday morning.

11/24/2011

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