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Chicago Power Outages

Thousands Still Without Power After Powerful Sunday Storm

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Some 100,000 Chicago-area residents remain without power Monday morning on the heels of a swift-moving storm that blasted through the area Sunday. ...

Midway Back In Business After Power Outage, 4-Hour Shutdown

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Planes are flying again at Chicago's Midway International Airport after a nearly four-hour shutdown caused by a lack of runway lights. Chi...

Chicago Electric System Upgrade Expected To Create 2,000 Jobs

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- ComEd plans to upgrade the electric system that serves Chicago, and that's expected to create more than 2,000 jobs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and...

'Torches and Pitchforks': ComEd Customers Still Seething

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A public hearing held by ComEd in north suburban Highland Park was intended to address the summer's widespread power outages in the Chicagoland area i...

ComEd: Smart Meters Save Billions In Long-Term

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Despite short-term rate hikes, ComEd customers throughout northern Illinois could experience long-term savings of $2.8 billion with the implementation...

Summer Of Storms: July Chicago's Wettest Month In 122 Years

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

It's been a record-setting year for Chicago weather. Sadly, it's not breaking any records for comfortable temperatures and sunshine. Thursday's ov...

Thousands Still Without Power In Chicago Area Following Monday Storm

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

A powerful storm that lasted only minutes on Monday led to one of the most widespread power outages in Commonwealth Edison's history--and more than 10...

Thousands Without Power, Flights Delayed After Severe Storms Hammer Area

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

A severe thunderstorm that hit the Chicagoland area Monday morning may have been short-lived, but it caused one of the biggest local power outages eve...

Massive Storm Batters Midwest: Strong Winds, Torrential Rain Hit Chicago

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A massive storm with wind gusts up to 81 mph howled across the nation's midsection Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, ripping of...

Mylar Balloon Blamed For Power Outage On Northwest Side

Chicago Sun-Times | One Man's Thoughts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Mylar balloon is to blame for leaving nearly 4,000 Commonwealth Edison customers without power Sunday night on the Northwest Side, officials said. ...

Frustration With Power Outages, And More Storms Coming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans were without power this weekend after a devastating storm blew through the city Friday afternoon. As of Sunday ni...