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ComEd warns Chicago area residents about potential rolling blackouts during extreme cold

ComEd is asking residents to voluntarily conserve electricity and warned that rolling power outages are possible in the Chicago area as the bitter cold continues. “As our communities continue to experience bitter cold, safety remains our top priority,” Commonwealth Edison said in a statement on social media Saturday afternoon. ComEd said that PJM Interconnection, the […]

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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 […]