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No injuries after semi-truck hits live wires, tears two poles down in downtown Grayslake

No one was injured after a semi-truck got caught in live wires and tore down two poles in downtown Grayslake, damaging a business and a parked vehicle. The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Grayslake Police Department responded around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday to Hawley Street in front of Grayslake fire station #1 after a semi-truck got […]

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ComEd submits request to Illinois regulators for nearly $200 million rate increase on customers

ComEd is asking Illinois state regulators for a $199 million increase in electricity delivery charges, which, if approved, would increase monthly residential bills by $2.20. ComEd announced on Friday they have submitted the request to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). The request was made “to sustain improvements in reliability for residential and commercial customers and […]

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Gov. Pritzker expected to sign sweeping energy legislation, which could raise utility bills by $180 per year

(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign sweeping energy legislation into law, which could raise utility bills by $180 a year. Supporters say the legislation will help create new clean-energy jobs across the state. During a special session for the Illinois Senate on Monday, senators approved the House version of […]

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Power outages, trees down reported in Lake and McHenry counties following severe thunderstorm

ComEd is working to restore over 100 power outages following a Tuesday afternoon thunderstorm that brought trees and power lines down in Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed Tuesday and moved into northern Illinois. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued early Tuesday […]