A Mylar balloon is to blame for hundreds of power outages on Chicago’s north side.
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.
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.
When the power went out on Monday, 250 animals and volunteers were left in the dark, without air conditioning, refrigeration and water.
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.
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.
A lockdown was lifted Thursday morning at the Cook County Jail, after part of the facility lost power during the blizzard this week.
A Gary, Ind., family is facing a Christmas with no heat or electricity after a mix-up over utility service.