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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: ComEd grants awarded to Southland recipients

Lansing received welcome news last week that they’ve been selected to receive one of ComEd’s Green Region Program grants for 2014. The Crete Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Will County were also recipients, selected for open space projects located in south suburban Crete an…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing to use ComEd for electricity this year

LANSING | Village officials said Monday they will accept the rates for electricity offered this year by Commonwealth Edison, rather than try to get a different rate from another company through the electricity aggregation process.

June 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Crete to act by next month on electricity aggregation renewal

CRETE | Village trustees will have to act by mid-July if they wish to renew an electricity aggregation agreement without having to risk their residents’ temporary return to Commonwealth Edison for electricity service.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

ComEd: Help available for customers facing cut-off

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.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am

ICC says ComEd can delay rollout of smart meters

CHICAGO | The Illinois Commerce Commission has agreed to let Commonwealth Edison delay the rollout of so-called "smart" meters.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am

Analysis: Summer heat raised ComEd's bills by $64 million

CHICAGO | A consumer watchdog group said this summer's extreme heat boosted the bills of Commonwealth Edison customers by about $64 million.

October 04, 2012 1:30 am

ComEd official adresses power concerns in Calumet City

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.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, May 3rd

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, May 3rd

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.

May 02, 2012 8:15 am
Dolton resident receives Life-Sustaining Award for heroic deed

Dolton resident receives Life-Sustaining Award for heroic deed

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…

April 19, 2012 12:00 am
Dolton resident receives Life-Sustaining Award for heroic deed

Dolton resident receives Life-Sustaining Award for heroic deed

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.

April 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Upgrade of Chicago's electric system planned

Upgrade of Chicago's electric system planned

CHICAGO | ComEd plans to upgrade the electric system that serves Chicago, and that's expected to create more than 2,000 jobs.

January 04, 2012 12:09 pm

Village Board asks for $11.26 million tax levy

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved an ordinance Monday night to request a tax levy of $11.26 million from the state.

December 05, 2011 11:00 pm

Illinois electricity IQ charges ahead. Next stop - smart grid

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…

December 03, 2011 1:00 am

Senator thinks he has votes to override 'smart grid' veto

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.

October 19, 2011 8:45 pm
199,000 in Illinois enter third day without power

199,000 in Illinois enter third day without power

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.

July 13, 2011 12:30 pm
Crews scramble to restore power after severe storms

Crews scramble to restore power after severe storms

Severe storms whipped through the region Monday morning, knocking out power to thousands and causing delays on the South Shore and Metra commuter lines.

July 11, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Smart Grid goes to the Illinois governor

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.

May 31, 2011 10:36 am

D.205 OKs HVAC enhancements

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.

March 15, 2011 6:30 pm

Higher electricity rates may be coming

SPRINGFIELD | Residents in Illinois could see an extra $3 to $5 surcharge on their monthly electricity bills next year.

March 09, 2011 11:43 am
Reports: NiSource could be Exelon target

Reports: NiSource could be Exelon target

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.

January 04, 2011 12:00 am
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