Dozens of residents of the Lakeview neighborhood lost power Thursday morning, when a transformer blew out.
A brief round of thunderstorms in the wee hours Wednesday knocked out power to thousands of customers in Libertyville.
It was about 24 hours shy of a full week after the violent storm last week when the final ComEd customers got their power back.
The power crisis from the storms on Monday have caused immense frustration for hundreds of thousands of people in the Chicago area, but could a heat wave coming this weekend mean a whole new round of outages?
ComEd is stepping up its timeline for restoring electricity from the storm at the beginning of the week, with plans to get the lights back on for every customer later today.
Patience is wearing thin, as more than 100,000 customers in Chicago and the suburbs remain without power now four days after the brief, but violent, storm that caused their condition.
This week’s major storm has been a nightmare for residents, with thousands of homeowners going more than 48 hours without power. But imagine owning a restaurant and having no power for more than two days. Imagine the mess and the smell of all the spoiling food.
Officials have issued a warning to everyone who has, or is using, a generator during the power outages that stemmed from the storms Monday.
Could a “smart grid” have helped get ComEd customers’ power back online faster? One expert says yes.
A day after a powerful storm swept through the area, 17 Metra commuter train stations were still without power.
More than 300,000 ComEd customers were still without power as of Tuesday afternoon, a day after a powerful storm slammed the Chicago area, and officials said some customers might not have power back until Saturday.
Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.
About 9,000 ComEd customers were still without power Friday, nearly three days after tornadic storms knocked them offline.
Conditions are cool and fairly calm now, but many Chicago area residents remain without power Thursday morning and crews are still cleaning up from two tornadoes that hit the suburbs.
Commonwealth Edison says nearly all of its customers who had power knocked out by Tuesday night’s storm, including 189,000 still without power late Wednesday afternoon, “could” have electricity restored by late Thursday.
Despite the unofficial pledge to deliver mail in snow, rain, heat and gloom of night, the U.S. Postal Service is being hammered today by power outages.
The storm system Tuesday evening produced funnel clouds and caused serious damage in many areas, and also left hundreds of thousands without power.
Trains have been stopped and thousands are without power after severe weather, which prompted tornado warnings, moved through the Chicago area Tuesday evening.
About 1,600 customers in Westmont lost their electricity this morning, after power lines came down.
A maximum of security division of the Cook County Jail lost power overnight as the blizzard raged.
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