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.
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.