One of several trees knocked down during torrential storms in Midlothian on Monday. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Nearly 10,000 Without Power After Monday’s Severe Storms

Monday’s storms hammered the Midwest from Iowa to Ohio with straight-line winds from 80 to 100 miles per hour.


Firefighters douse what appears to be a transformer fire Friday afternoon, one of several such incidents across the city. (CBS)

Hot Day Marked By Electric Utility Fires, Power Disruptions

ComEd and Chicago firefighters were kept busy on a sweltering Friday as utility power equipment sparked or caught fire across the city.


Residents say ComEd has delayed the replacement of this unsafe-looking pole. (CBS)

ComEd Drags Out Repair Of Rickety Pole For A Year, Residents Say

The precarious-looking electrical pole is in Bob Ptack’s backyard, snapped in half during a vicious storm last July. Its replacement sits 50 feet away.


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More Than 50 Suburbs Approve Electric Rate Bargaining Referenda

Voters in more than 50 Cook County suburbs Tuesday gave the green light to municipal officials to negotiate with other suppliers to obtain cheaper power rates than ComEd charges its residential customers.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2012

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

Kane County May Allow Residents To Switch From ComEd

The people who live in unincorporated areas of Kane County may get the chance to opt out of getting their electrical service from ComEd.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Woman Falls From Platform At Howard ‘L’ Terminal

Power was shut off to the CTA Red Line in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods Friday morning, when a woman fell off the platform at the Howard terminal.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

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CUB: Read The Fine Print On Nicor Electrical Power Offer

There’s a new power player in town, but the Citizens Utility Board says you need to read the fine print.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2011

Power Outages

Power Crisis Wearing Thin For Chicago Area Residents

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.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Power lines are down along Old Grand and O'Plaine Roads in Gurnee. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

ComEd Won’t Reimburse Residents For Spoiled Food

If some of your food spoiled when your house lost electricity this week, ComEd says it’s not responsible for replacing it.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Power Outages

About 130,000 Still Without Power After Storms

About 170,000 customers still remained without power Wednesday afternoon following the storms earlier in the week.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Collapsed powerlines in Lake County. (CBS)

Historic Outage For ComEd After Storm Leaves 852,000 In Dark

Monday’s ferocious storm resulted in one of the biggest power outages in history for ComEd.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

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ComEd Feeling Heat From New Competitors

ComEd is beginning to feel the heat from new competitors.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: U.S. Attorney Has Too Much Power

Walter Jacobson says there’s a message we should be taking away from the Blagojevich trial, about the far-reaching power of the U.S. Attorney.

CBS 2–06/30/2011

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Commerce Commission: Consumers Can Find Better Power Prices

An annual report by the Illinois Commerce Commission finds some electricity customers could pay less this summer automatically – and the rest of us could pay less if we do a little research.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football

Power Company To Sell Fighting Illini Electricity

The University of Illinois is adding a quarter of a million dollars to its budget, thanks to a savvy business deal.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Utility Workers (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ComEd: Power Back For 99% Of Customers

ComEd expects to restore service Thursday to most of the thousands of customers who lost power in Tuesday’s blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

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Many ComEd Customers Still Without Power

As Chicago gets into the thick of the blizzard, 19,500 customers are left without power, Commonwealth Edison is reporting Tuesday evening.