Thousands of homes and businesses across the Chicago area remained without power Tuesday, after a fast-moving round of storms on Sunday.
The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.
One year after the high winds and snow from the blizzard of 2011 pummeled its service territory, Commonwealth Edison on Sunday announced a number of steps taken and investments made to enhance its storm response process.
A spike in copper thefts may lead to power outages in northern Indiana.
A traffic crash took down two power poles in Skokie early Tuesday, leaving more than 1,500 power customers without electricity.
ComEd said Wednesday that it should not be held liable for some damages that resulted from power outages in this summer’s storms. But some customers said that’s not fair and they should be compensated for all the damage and waste when the lights and power went out.
ComEd crews worked all night, after an equipment malfunction sent repugnant black smoke spewing into the downtown air, and knocked out power to several Loop buildings.
A standing-room-only crowd filled a Highland Park Country Club ballroom on Tuesday as ComEd officials tried to explain the response to this summer’s storms, and how the utility hopes to improve performance in the future.
Carol Stream Mayor Frank Savarino says he is looking for ways to assist homeowners whose aged or diseased trees on private property are contributing the town’s power problems.
Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, after two powerful thunderstorms swept through the area overnight.
Yet another deluge swamped the Chicago area overnight, producing so much flooding that Lake Shore Drive had to be shut down.
The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.
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.