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ComEd Rate Hike Likely After House, Senate Approve Bill

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

Members of both the Illinois House and Senate this week approved, in veto-proof majorities, a trailer bill to ComEd and Ameren's "smart grid" legislat...

Could the Occupy Chicago Movement Help Gov. Pat Quinn Sustain ComEd "Smart Grid" Veto?

David Ormsby | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The thinking among Springfield insiders up until a few weeks had been that the legislature was likely to override Governor Quinn's veto of ComEd's "Smart Grid" bill. That was before the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited.

Quinn Vetoes ComEd Rate Hike, Legislative Battle Looms

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have allowed for Commonwealth Edison to increase its rates for its customers while...

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...

Storm Could Break ComEd Record With 860,000-Plus Losing Power

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

They call it a 'derecho' -- a short, violent windstorm with sustained straight line winds that can exceed 100 mph. Like a slap in the face, the der...

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...

73-Year-Old Goes Without Power For Eight Days Due To 'Human Errors'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

Robert Ritchey, 73, came home on June 21 to find that, after a violent storm, his home in Glenview, Illinois had lost power. His power was eventually...

Republican Claims Democrat Punched Him On Illinois Senate Floor During Debate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers argued late into the night Tuesday as they tried passing (or blocking) many big pieces of legislation before the midnight session d...

Get Ready To Pay More: ComEd Rate Hike Approved

Romeoville, IL Patch | Brian Feldt | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $155.6 million rate increase by ComEd. That means area residents will be...

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. ...

ComEd Offers State $500M In Exchange For Rate Hike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bizarre case of corporate quid pro quo came to light in Springfield late Tuesday, as Commonwealth Edison offered a sort of reverse bailout to the st...

ComEd To Install Solar Panels, Smart Meters In Test Project

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Later this year, the Chicago utility company will mount solar panels on the roofs of 100 homes in the near west suburbs and possibly the city's Near W...