Power outage

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.


ComEd Power Yard

Power Restored To 4,000 In Edgewater Following Outage

About 4,000 Commonwealth Edison customers on the Far North Side were without power for about an hour Saturday.


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1,000 ComEd Customers Lose Power After Utility Fire

Morning storms caused quite a headache for firefighters, utilities crews and some residents Saturday in north suburban Skokie.


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Bears Move Practice To High School After Lights Go Out

The Chicago Bears had some more trouble getting practice in on Wednesday, when a power outage forced them to move practice to a nearby high school in Bourbonnais.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Mylar Balloon To Blame For North Side Power Outages

A Mylar balloon is to blame for hundreds of power outages on Chicago’s north side.


Glenview residents meet with ComEd representatives during a meeting Monday. (CBS)

Glenview Residents Who Lost Power This Summer Give ComEd An Earful

It’s been a frustrating cycle this summer, with serious storms leaving those without power really suffering during heat waves. On Monday, some north suburban Glenview residents gave ComEd an earful.


A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Nearly 18,000 ComEd Customers Still Without Power

ComEd has restored power to 145,000 customers affected by Wednesday night’s storm, but about 17,900 are still without power as of 8 p.m. Thursday, the utility says.


The animals at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake have been holding up remarkably well after the shelter has gone without power for two days because of the storm on July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grayslake Animal Shelter Still Has No Power

When the power went out on Monday, 250 animals and volunteers were left in the dark, without air conditioning, refrigeration and water.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Suburban Mayor, ComEd Officials Meet To Discuss Storm Outage Response

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl met Friday with representatives from ComEd to discuss the utility company’s response to power outages last week and again from Thursday night.


O'Hare Travelers

Brief Power Outage Creates Delays At O’Hare

A brief power outage at O’Hare International airport, shut down ticketing computers and forced security to hall screenings for about 20 minutes on Monday.


Cook County Jail

Blizzard Lockdown Lifted At County Jail

A lockdown was lifted Thursday morning at the Cook County Jail, after part of the facility lost power during the blizzard this week.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

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Mixup Leaves Gary Family Without Power

A Gary, Ind., family is facing a Christmas with no heat or electricity after a mix-up over utility service.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010