The bitter cold weather and constantly running furnaces prompted some utility companies Tuesday to encourage customers to conserve energy in other ways.
Heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday caused few problems in the region.
More than 4,000 Northwest Indiana residents were left in the dark Wednesday night as thunderstorms rolled through the area.
Northwest Indiana can't seem to catch a break from Mother Nature this week.
Restoration and cleanup efforts continued Tuesday after a powerful storm took down tree limbs and power lines Monday as it moved through Northwest Indiana.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Don Johnson of Calumet City receives financial assistance with his ComEd bill at Thornton Township's annual energy fair Saturday at the Thornton Twp. Hall in South Holland.
SOUTH HOLLAND | People wait in line to receive assistance with their energy bills at Thornton Township's annual energy fair at the Thornton Twp. Hall on Saturday in South Holland.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A woman was hospitalized after the vehicle she was driving struck a pole Sunday night, police said.
Thousands of region residents woke up Thursday morning without power for the third day following massive power outages, but NIPSCO representatives said service should be restored across the board by evening.
Power has been restored to nearly all electric customers who lost power in the wake of Tuesday's storms, utility representatives said Wednesday afternoon.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the loud thunderstorms that rocked the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning and caused thousands of power outages won't do much to help with the drought.
ComEd has restored power to all customers affected by the severe storms that raced through Northern Illinois on Sunday, the utility said Friday morning.
MUNSTER | Most of Lake and Porter counties appear to have escaped the worst of Friday's storms, but there were still scattered electric outages across the region.
CALUMET CITY | Dorothy Brown, who last week was nominated to a fourth term as Cook County court clerk, spoke to pre-teen students Thursday to inspire them to strive for more in life.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved an ordinance Monday night to request a tax levy of $11.26 million from the state.
About 500 NIPSCO customers remained without power Friday night following a series of storms and fierce winds.
Fewer than 700 NIPSCO and ComEd customers in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs remained without power Wednesday afternoon following Tuesday night's storms.
SPRINGFIELD | Residents in Illinois could see an extra $3 to $5 surcharge on their monthly electricity bills next year.
A published report that electric utility giant Exelon Corp. is looking to acquire a natural gas utility, with NiSource Inc. a leading target, is prompting some skepticism among industry observers.
Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood is cleaning up Wednesday morning after a Tuesday night storm left downed trees and power lines, officials said.
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