Com Ed http://northernpublicradio.org en Power Out For Thousands in Northwest Illinois After Monday's Storms http://northernpublicradio.org/post/power-out-thousands-northwest-illinois-after-mondays-storms <div style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font face="Tahoma, sans-serif">Several thousand residents in <a href="https://www.comed.com/_layouts/comedsp/outagemap.aspx">Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties remain without power</a> after severe storms that blew through the region overnight late Monday and early Tuesday.&nbsp;</font></div><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:00:54 +0000 Guy Stephens 49245 at http://northernpublicradio.org Power Out For Thousands in Northwest Illinois After Monday's Storms Residents Trying To Get In Last Word Over Com-Ed Plan http://northernpublicradio.org/post/residents-trying-get-last-word-over-com-ed-plan <p></p><p>State regulators are still collecting comments before they decide on a proposed transmission line for northern Illinois. As the decision draws closer, many residents continue to sound off over the project being pushed by Com-Ed. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:39:30 +0000 Mike Moen 47138 at http://northernpublicradio.org Residents Trying To Get In Last Word Over Com-Ed Plan Public Cites Farmland, Homes As Biggest Concerns In ComEd Expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/public-cites-farmland-homes-biggest-concerns-comed-expansion <p>Northern Illinois needs a faster, more reliable electrical grid. That’s why Com Ed is being advised to build a 57-mile-long high-power transmission line stretching across four counties. The company that supplies electricity to most of the region is holding <a href="https://www.comed.com/about-us/economic-development/reliability/Pages/events.aspx">open houses</a> about the project it’s calling <a href="https://www.comed.com/about-us/economic-development/reliability/Pages/overview.aspx">“The Grand Prairie Gateway.”</a></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:45:30 +0000 Susan Stephens 34555 at http://northernpublicradio.org Public Cites Farmland, Homes As Biggest Concerns In ComEd Expansion Com-Ed Seeks Input On Transmission Line http://northernpublicradio.org/post/com-ed-seeks-input-transmission-line <p></p><p>On Tuesday, <a href="https://www.comed.com/Pages/default.aspx">Com-Ed</a> will begin a series of public hearings on a proposed transmission line for several northern Illinois counties. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:32:22 +0000 Mike Moen 34496 at http://northernpublicradio.org Com-Ed Seeks Input On Transmission Line Com Ed Clear-Cuts DeKalb Trail To Protect Power Lines http://northernpublicradio.org/post/com-ed-clear-cuts-dekalb-trail-protect-power-lines <p></p><p>More than a mile of trees and plants are being mowed to the ground along a DeKalb nature trail. That’s how <a href="http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/lincolnwood/published_documents/Administration/Plans%20and%20Policies/ComEd%20Vegetation%20Management%20FAQ.pdf">Com Ed is handling a federal mandate</a> meant to keep trees away from its largest transmission lines. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:57:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 22352 at http://northernpublicradio.org Com Ed Clear-Cuts DeKalb Trail To Protect Power Lines From trailer to state of the art: ComEd's new training center in Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/trailer-state-art-comeds-new-training-center-rockford <p>ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore says there will be two new state-of-the art facilities to train the next generation of utility workers -- and the first one will be in Rockford.</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 07:48:36 +0000 Susan Stephens 12241 at http://northernpublicradio.org From trailer to state of the art: ComEd's new training center in Rockford