CHICAGO | Commonwealth Edison says it has established a $10 million fund to help customers struggling to pay their utility bills and those facing service disconnection.
CHICAGO | The Illinois Commerce Commission has agreed to let Commonwealth Edison delay the rollout of so-called "smart" meters.
CHICAGO | A consumer watchdog group said this summer's extreme heat boosted the bills of Commonwealth Edison customers by about $64 million.
CALUMET CITY | When a harsh thunderstorm hit the south suburbs Aug. 4, about 1,800 customers in Calumet City lost electricity. Commonwealth Edison officials took pride in the fact that about 1,400 customers had power restored within four hours.
Dark Lord Day is over, time for lunch with Tyler and Manolie at Gio's; be a tourist in Chicago at MSI's Green + Wired Smart Home; Lang Lang at the Civic Opera House next weekend and eyebrow-raising art in Douglas.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
Honoree Cory Sykes, of Dolton, center, is pictured with his award. From left are Terry Donnelly, executive vice president and COO; Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd; MEA winner Jeff Koubek, operations electrician, of Burlington, Wis.; Sykes; MEA winner Joe Avery, meter reader, of Zi…
CHICAGO | ComEd employee and Dolton resident Cory Sykes is the recent recipient of a Midwest Energy Association Life-Sustaining Award in recognition of his efforts to save a victim of a vehicle-pedestrian accident.
CHICAGO | ComEd plans to upgrade the electric system that serves Chicago, and that's expected to create more than 2,000 jobs.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved an ordinance Monday night to request a tax levy of $11.26 million from the state.
CHICAGO | In the nearly 120 years since Thomas Edison and other electricity titans showed off illuminating exhibits at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, rotary phones have morphed into mobile mini-computers, phonographs into iPods. But the electric grid that powers those devices remains more or…
SPRINGFIELD | An electric rate hike proposal that triggered a shoving match between two state senators last spring could bring more legislative fisticuffs to the Capitol next week.
While more than 75 percent of customers have had their power restored as of Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Edison said it may be the weekend before all outages are repaired.
Severe storms whipped through the region Monday morning, knocking out power to thousands and causing delays on the South Shore and Metra commuter lines.
SPRINGFIELD | Lawmakers have thrown their weight behind a plan allowing the state's two largest utilities to charge customers millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements; however, they do not have enough votes to protect the measure from the governor's veto.
HARVEY | The Thornton Township High Schools District 205 board voted to spend an additional $2.5 million on the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for Thornton High School.
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.
A proposed 16.8 percent electric rate hike for NIPSCO residential customers is being driven in large part by a shift of cost burdens from industry to residential customers, according to regulatory filings and interviews with parties involved in the case.
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