A dump truck knocked down power lines when it raised its bed and ripped down part of a utility pole near the intersection of King Drive and 79th Street. The downed power lines came in contact with an SUV parked in the alley, and a man was severely shocked when he touched the vehicle.
About 11:35 p.m., the duo were in a sport utility vehicle travelling north on California Avenue near West 37th Street when the driver lost control and hit a utility pole.
A desperate mother contacted CBS 2 on Tuesday, after going without power for a month. Her LaSalle County home has electric heat, and lately it’s been cold.
The busy intersection of Harlem Avenue and Pershing Road on the boundary between Lyons and Stickney was shut down Wednesday morning, after a utility pole snapped.
Teams were working to restore power to a section of southwest suburban Lemont following a power outage caused by a car that crashed into a utility pole.
It took two weeks and lots of phone calls from restaurant owner Riyaz Muhammad, but ComEd crews have fixed a broken power pole that blocked a café parking lot, costing Muhammad thousands of dollars a day.
ComEd is getting some heat, all because of a damaged power pole outside a Near North Side restaurant. The owner says the utility has been dragging its feet and, despite promises, has failed to fix it. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A man died after a telephone pole fell on him early Friday on the Southwest Side.