Construction on Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison's new electrical grid system is scheduled to begin in January.The announcement comes about one week after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed controversial legislation allowing electric companies to raise rates to pay for a so-called digital "smart grid."
I'm going to start a new segment today called "Occupy-related media found on Facebook." There's really no way to tell if this stuff is real or taken out of context, so I preface my new segment with a disclaimer: This was found on Facebook.
Suburban governments are turning to the Illinois General Assembly to force utility provider ComEd to provide better response to widespread power outages.Leaders in the Northwest Municipal Conference say the company needs to improve its communication with them during widespread power outages.
Suburban government officials are calling on Illinois lawmakers to uphold the governor's veto of legislation backed by Commonwealth Edison.Members of the Northwest Municipal Conference said the electric company should make improvements to its infrastructure and response systems that left thousands w
Right or wrong, there's a perception that Illinois politics is a game played best by a well-connected few. This next story won't improve that image.Some of the state's political insiders make big money by lobbying the politicians they help elect.
Chicago-area ComEd crews are lending a hand to their counterparts in Philadelphia in the wake of Hurricane Irene, while the Illinois National Guard is sending 160 of its own to New York.30 ComEd crews departed Monday morning to join the 100 crews already deployed to the area.
About 69,000 ComEd customers are without power Thursday morning after a heavy storm moved through the Chicago region. The storm also brought enough rain to set a new record. This month has been the wettest July in Chicago history.