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Business Wire
Smart Meter-Enabled Tools Put the Power in Customers Hands and Greater Control of Electricity CostsCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in
Smart Meter-Enabled Tools Put the Power in Customers Hands and Greater Control of Electricity Costs
Business Wire / Posted 5 hours ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in northern Illinois, customers with smart meters can leverage smart meter-enabled tools and pricing programs to help them manage their energy usage and save money on... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Michael A. Bilandic Building Closes Due to FloodingThe Michael A. Bilandic Building, located at 160 North LaSalle, will be closed
Michael A. Bilandic Building Closes Due to Flooding
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 hours ago
The Michael A. Bilandic Building, located at 160 North LaSalle, will be closed Friday because to flooding, officials said. According to a statement from Central Management Services Director Tom Tyrrell, water infiltration caused by construction work... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Bilandic Building closed due to flooding from water main breakCHICAGO -- The Bilandic Building will be closed today because of flooding. Off
Bilandic Building closed due to flooding from water main break
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 9 hours ago
CHICAGO -- The Bilandic Building will be closed today because of flooding. Officials say some construction work on Randolph ruptured a water main. That caused some flooding in a nearby ComEd electrical vault which affected the Bilandic Building's... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Woman gets long overdue refund from ComEdAn update to a WGN Investigation: A few months ago, WGN’s Lourdes Duarte broug
Woman gets long overdue refund from ComEd
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 17 hours ago
An update to a WGN Investigation: A few months ago, WGN’s Lourdes Duarte brought you the story of Jane Byerwalter, a woman in her 80s who overpaid her ComEd bill for 18 years. There was a mix-up with her meter and she had been receiving the wrong... Read more
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SaukValley.com
K's Korners owners fielding offersK’s owner Andy Younger bought the two-story barn for $1,000, but paid $100,000
K's Korners owners fielding offers
SaukValley.com / Posted 19 hours ago
K’s owner Andy Younger bought the two-story barn for $1,000, but paid $100,000 to have it moved from the Wahl Equestrian Center/Double G Arena site to his business at 13030 Galt Road in May 2014. Marion Younger, Andy’s wife, said a sale would... Read more
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Forest View Life
Berwyn to replace water mains at Windsor, Gunderson intersectionThe Berwyn City Council awarded the $140,596 contract to Norridge-based Girardi
Berwyn to replace water mains at Windsor, Gunderson intersection
Forest View Life / Posted yesterday
The Berwyn City Council awarded the $140,596 contract to Norridge-based Girardi Sewer & Water, low-bidder out of a total of five companies competing for the contract, at their regular meeting Aug. 28. The council also approved a 10 percent, $14,000... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Police investigative protocol under scrutiny after Robert Lipscomb sex scandalMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police protocol has comed under scrutiny after a 26-year-old
Police investigative protocol under scrutiny after Robert Lipscomb sex scandal
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police protocol has comed under scrutiny after a 26-year-old man said he went to Memphis Police 10 years ago with a sexual assault complaint against one of Memphis' top city officials, Robert Lipscomb. The man, who was 16 when it... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Recognized as One of the Top 10 Utilities for Economic DevelopmentCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Site Selection magazine has named ComEd to its annual
ComEd Recognized as One of the Top 10 Utilities for Economic Development
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Site Selection magazine has named ComEd to its annual list of Top 10 Utilities in Economic Development for 2015 in its September edition. The magazine credits ComEd’s Economic Development Team and its successful... Read more
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Daily Herald
Demolition of Mount Prospect's Central Plaza begins next weekWith the scheduled demolition of Central Plaza less than a week away, Mount Pro
Demolition of Mount Prospect's Central Plaza begins next week
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
With the scheduled demolition of Central Plaza less than a week away, Mount Prospect officials Tuesday agreed to spend more than $290,000 for environmental remediation at the vacant strip mall. Bill Cooney, the village's community development... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Extra-Alarm Blaze Tears Through Lincoln Square LanesOne of Chicago’s oldest bowling alleys, Lincoln Square Lanes, was engulfed in f
Extra-Alarm Blaze Tears Through Lincoln Square Lanes
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
One of Chicago’s oldest bowling alleys, Lincoln Square Lanes, was engulfed in flames early Monday morning on the city’s North Side. Fire officials said the three-alarm blaze started around 1 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The fire... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Who's afraid of a fair map for Illinois?Two sure signs that the fight for a fair legislative map is off to a strong sta
Who's afraid of a fair map for Illinois?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Two sure signs that the fight for a fair legislative map is off to a strong start: Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment have collected more than 263,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. And the attack mailers are already... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Semi-truck lands in ditch trying to avoiding deer, shutting down portion of Chicago Road in SandwichSomonauk Fire Department, Sandwich police, and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Offi
Semi-truck lands in ditch trying to avoiding deer, shutting down portion of Chicago Road in Sandwich
Daily Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Somonauk Fire Department, Sandwich police, and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office all responded to a call of a semi-truck that had swerved into a ditch after trying to avoid a deer at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. The vehicle, a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Wonder Lake man cited for DUI in rollover crashSteven D. Booker was driving a 2003 Nissan Sentra west on Barnard Mill Road whe
Wonder Lake man cited for DUI in rollover crash
Northwest Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Steven D. Booker was driving a 2003 Nissan Sentra west on Barnard Mill Road when he veered off the north side of the road about a-quarter mile east of Howe Road, McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Aimee Knop said. Booker's car struck a telephone pole... Read more
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Daily Herald
Pest control worker injured from electric shock in West DundeeA pest control worker was injured by an electric shock Wednesday while working
Pest control worker injured from electric shock in West Dundee
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
A pest control worker was injured by an electric shock Wednesday while working in West Dundee, officials said. The man, 21, who is an employee at Earth Pest Control in Oswego, was using a 29-foot aluminum pole for routine outdoor maintenance at an... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Board of Ed to Vote on New Budget Amid ProtestsThe Chicago Board of Education met Wednesday to vote on the budget for Fiscal Y
Chicago Board of Ed to Vote on New Budget Amid Protests
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
The Chicago Board of Education met Wednesday to vote on the budget for Fiscal Year 2016 as some members of the Chicago Teachers Union protested outside CPS headquarters. Included in the vote is $1.04 billion in bonds for existing capital projects,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Opposition surfaces to redistricting amendmentFor the first time in three attempts to pass an independent redistricting map-m
Opposition surfaces to redistricting amendment
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
For the first time in three attempts to pass an independent redistricting map-making amendment to the Illinois Constitution, there's organized opposition to the idea. Supporters of the amendment say that's a sign that the political powers that be... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Exelon-backed legislation could cost ratepayers $1.6B, study saysProposed legislation expected to benefit three struggling Exelon nuclear plants
Exelon-backed legislation could cost ratepayers $1.6B, study says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Proposed legislation expected to benefit three struggling Exelon nuclear plants would cost Illinois ratepayers an additional $1.6 billion on their electric bills through 2021. That's the conclusion of a study released Tuesday breaking down the costs... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Exelon deal for Pepco blockedNuclear power giant Exelon suffered an unexpected blow Tuesday when regulators
Exelon deal for Pepco blocked
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Nuclear power giant Exelon suffered an unexpected blow Tuesday when regulators in the nation's capital blocked its merger with East Coast utility Pepco Holdings. Though five other regulatory agencies had already OK'd the proposed $6.9 billion deal,... Read more
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NBC Washington
Pepco/Exelon Merger BlockedThe commission said that the companies have not proven that the proposed merger
Pepco/Exelon Merger Blocked
NBC Washington / Posted 10 days ago
The commission said that the companies have not proven that the proposed merger was in the public interest, according to CNBC. The deal would have combined Exelon Corp.'s top three electric and gas utilities -- BGE in the Baltimore area, ComEd in... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Business owners qualify for programThis program is funded by ComEd through the business owners payment each month
Business owners qualify for program
SaukValley.com / Posted 13 days ago
This program is funded by ComEd through the business owners payment each month on their bill under Taxes and Other"..."Energy Efficiency Program.� Through the program, they will do a no cost assessment of the business.�The assessment will itemize... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Suspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriffWinnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said a driver fleeing a deputy crashed in
Suspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriff
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 13 days ago
Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said a driver fleeing a deputy crashed into a utility pole during a violent crimes task force enforcement effort on the city's south east side. It happened Friday night at the intersection of Kishwaukee and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
ComEd customers to be charged more for electricity in coming yearsChicagoans will see a portion of their electricity bills rise in coming years b
ComEd customers to be charged more for electricity in coming years
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Chicagoans will see a portion of their electricity bills rise in coming years because of new electric grid rules tied to the polar vortex, according to power auction results that were made public Friday. The auction will increase part of the average... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOHackers post Ashley Madison account informationHackers post Ashley Madison acco
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Hackers post Ashley Madison account informationHackers post Ashley Madison account information NBC reports that hackers dumped a massive cache of data about users for the site Ashley Madison.More >> NBC reports that hackers dumped a massive cache... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOIllinois reports year's 1st human case of West Nile virusIllinois reports year'
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Illinois reports year's 1st human case of West Nile virusIllinois reports year's 1st human case of West Nile virus Health officials say this year's first patient with West Nile virus in Illinois is an adolescent girl who lives in St. Clair... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford Police responding to shooting at 322 Leather CourtRockford Police resp
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Rockford Police responding to shooting at 322 Leather CourtRockford Police responding to shooting at 322 Leather Court Rockford Police are responding to a shooting at 322 Leather Court. More >> Rockford Police are responding to a shooting at 322... Read more
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Lyons Suburban Press
Parts of DuPage, Cook counties without power after Aug. 18 thunderstormAmong the most affected areas include, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Stickney, Br
Parts of DuPage, Cook counties without power after Aug. 18 thunderstorm
Lyons Suburban Press / Posted 16 days ago
Among the most affected areas include, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Stickney, Broadview, Countryside and Burr Ridge. Minor outages were also reported in Lisle, Woodridge, Lombard, Lemont, Addison, Berkeley, Western Springs, Hillside, Hinsdale, Indian... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Challenges Girls to Think Outside the “Icebox”: Second Annual Icebox Derby Race Empowers Young Women in STEMCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd is proud to announce the success of its second
ComEd Challenges Girls to Think Outside the “Icebox”: Second Annual Icebox Derby Race Empowers Young Women in STEM
Business Wire / Posted 16 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd is proud to announce the success of its second annual Icebox Derby Race Day, a unique program focused on promoting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Thirty young women took part in this... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Severe Storms leave thousands without powerCHICAGO — Tuesday night storms left thousands without power. About 2500 ComEd
Severe Storms leave thousands without power
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
CHICAGO — Tuesday night storms left thousands without power. About 2500 ComEd customers are without power in the Chicago area as of about 6 a.m. Wednesday. A flash flood warning for the Chicago area expired late Tuesday night, according to the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Storms leave 14,000 without power; COD president firing to begin?Tuesday storms leave 14,000 in northern Illinois without power Severe storms r
Storms leave 14,000 without power; COD president firing to begin?
Daily Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Tuesday storms leave 14,000 in northern Illinois without power Severe storms rolled through the area last night and left 14,000 ComEd customers without power. DuPage County was under a tornado warning until 8:30 p.m., but no tornadoes were reported.... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford city leaders say food made the difference in choosing new sports bar o
VIDEO
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Rockford city leaders say food made the difference in choosing new sports bar ownerRockford city leaders say food made the difference in choosing new sports bar owner The battle over one building in Rockford is similar to two teams playing for a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Power outages reported due to stormsComEd is reporting more than 900 customers are without power in Stephenson Coun
Power outages reported due to storms
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
ComEd is reporting more than 900 customers are without power in Stephenson County. According to its website, a downed tree has possibly caused an outage to 864 customers alone near Scioto Mills and Winneshiek Roads. ComEd said a crew is working to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Le
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job' Gov. Bruce Rauner has sent a memo to Illinois lawmakers imploring them not to overturn his dismissal of legislation that would send labor-union contract... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOLocal enterprise zones on hold over Illinois budget impasseLocal enterprise zon
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 17 days ago
Local enterprise zones on hold over Illinois budget impasseLocal enterprise zones on hold over Illinois budget impasse The state economic development agency that approves sales tax breaks for construction materials says it cannot certify 49... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOUPDATE: One person with life-threatening injuries after crashUPDATE: One person
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 17 days ago
UPDATE: One person with life-threatening injuries after crashUPDATE: One person with life-threatening injuries after crash One unidentified person has life-threatening injuries after being thrown from a Dodge truck that rolled over several times on... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Smart meters make their way to RockfordA new wave of technology arrived in Rockford. It's first stop was Mayor Larry M
Smart meters make their way to Rockford
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 17 days ago
A new wave of technology arrived in Rockford. It's first stop was Mayor Larry Morrissey's house. ComEd started replacing old electric meters with new, smart meters. The smart meters can help you better manage your monthly electric bills by tracking... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Amandla Stenberg On Science, Activism And Her IdolsAmandla Stenberg at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntingto
Amandla Stenberg On Science, Activism And Her Idols
The Huffington Post / Posted 18 days ago
Amandla Stenberg at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, California. | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Now, the cooler than cool 16-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg has broadened her activism... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Potential opportunity for a white water rafting park in RockfordNew attractions to downtown Rockford, that's what's in the making for a once co
Potential opportunity for a white water rafting park in Rockford
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 19 days ago
New attractions to downtown Rockford, that's what's in the making for a once contaminated property along the Rock River. The lot was left vacant for more than 30 years where the Rockford Electric Company once stood. ComEd owns the land, and in the... Read more
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Daily Herald
ComEd Icebox Derby lets science- and math-savvy girls explore STEMSomething magical is happening in an unremarkable red brick garage in Chicago.
ComEd Icebox Derby lets science- and math-savvy girls explore STEM
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
Something magical is happening in an unremarkable red brick garage in Chicago. Young girls are becoming leaders, showing maturity well beyond their ages. Dreams of becoming mechanical engineers, nurses and biologists are brewing. And recycled... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tinley mayor apologizes for village response to water meters that overchargedTinley Park Mayor Dave Seaman Wednesday night apologized for the village's hand
Tinley mayor apologizes for village response to water meters that overcharged
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Tinley Park Mayor Dave Seaman Wednesday night apologized for the village's handling of water meters that overcharged residents. The mayor's comment came during a town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Tinley Park, in response to... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Kane County electric aggregation begins with 82 percent participationOf 15,350 accounts, about 18 percent – or 2,750 – opted out of the program, whi
Kane County electric aggregation begins with 82 percent participation
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
Of 15,350 accounts, about 18 percent – or 2,750 – opted out of the program, which begins with the August billing cycle, Resource Management Coordinator Cecilia Govrik told a Kane County Board committee. She noted the county does not yet have... Read more
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Wayne Republican
Kane County electric aggregation begins with 82 percent participationOf 15,350 accounts, about 18 percent – or 2,750 – opted out of the program, whi
Kane County electric aggregation begins with 82 percent participation
Wayne Republican / Posted 22 days ago
Of 15,350 accounts, about 18 percent – or 2,750 – opted out of the program, which begins with the August billing cycle, Resource Management Coordinator Cecilia Govrik told a Kane County Board committee. She noted the county does not yet have... Read more
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Business Wire
BGE Reminds You to Call Miss Utility at 811 Before You DigBALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, 8/11, serves as a natural reminder for all c
BGE Reminds You to Call Miss Utility at 811 Before You Dig
Business Wire / Posted 24 days ago
BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, 8/11, serves as a natural reminder for all customers and contractors to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked before digging. Nationwide, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility line... Read more
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Daily Mail
Photographer captures stunning images of New Zealand’s South IslandIs this heaven on earth? Amateur photographer captures breathtaking images of N
Photographer captures stunning images of New Zealand’s South Island
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
Is this heaven on earth? Amateur photographer captures breathtaking images of New Zealand’s South Island he says proves it is the world’s most beautiful place Antony Harrison has been travelling all over the world for the past 14 years on a strict... Read more
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Northwest Herald
ComEd restores power in Lake in the HillsOne outage affected 250 customers near the intersection of Algonquin and Hanson
ComEd restores power in Lake in the Hills
Northwest Herald / Posted 28 days ago
One outage affected 250 customers near the intersection of Algonquin and Hanson roads, according to ComEd's power outage map. Lake in the Hills and Algonquin police officers, as well as Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District crews were... Read more
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Northwest Herald
ComEd working to restore power in Lake in the HillsThe outage will affect customers near the intersection of Algonquin and Hanson
ComEd working to restore power in Lake in the Hills
Northwest Herald / Posted 28 days ago
The outage will affect customers near the intersection of Algonquin and Hanson Roads, according to ComEd's power outage map. ComEd officials said the outage was caused by a vehicle crash. Lake in the Hills and Algonquin police officers, as well as... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
DeKalb County Forest Preserve District receives grant for trail workThe project began in 2013 as a Genoa trail proposal to connect the city with th
DeKalb County Forest Preserve District receives grant for trail work
Daily Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
The project began in 2013 as a Genoa trail proposal to connect the city with the county’s Russell Woods Forest Preserve to the west. The $10,000 grant from ComEd and Openlands, a conservation organization serving the Chicago region, will be used to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Central Lake County bouncing back after tornadoIt was just Sunday night when Tony Karlatiras heard what he said sounded like a
Central Lake County bouncing back after tornado
Daily Herald / Posted 30 days ago
It was just Sunday night when Tony Karlatiras heard what he said sounded like a war zone outside his venerable restaurant near Grayslake, with debris flying and his building's roof being torn apart by wind. But restoration crews and roofing workers... Read more
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FOX 11 News Los Angeles
Weather officials: Lake County tornado an EF-1GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - An EF-1 tornado touched down in the n
Weather officials: Lake County tornado an EF-1
FOX 11 News Los Angeles / Posted a month ago
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - An EF-1 tornado touched down in the north suburbs Sunday night, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. Based on radar reports, the tornado touched down in Round Lake at 8:35 p.m., NWS meteorologist... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
EF-1 tornado confirmed in Grayslake, clean-up underwayGRAYSLAKE, Ill. — Hundreds of people remain without power this morning in the f
EF-1 tornado confirmed in Grayslake, clean-up underway
WGN TV Chicago / Posted a month ago
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — Hundreds of people remain without power this morning in the far north suburbs as cleanup continues from Sunday’s tornado. The National Weather Service says it was an E-F 1 tornado that touched down just after 8 p.m. Sunday night,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Obama unveils rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions, curb climate changeIn a sweeping bid to curb heat-trapping pollution that is altering the planet's
Obama unveils rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions, curb climate change
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
In a sweeping bid to curb heat-trapping pollution that is altering the planet's climate, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants. The landmark rules from the U.S.... Read more
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