Com Ed

Storm cleanup
6:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Power Out For Thousands in Northwest Illinois After Monday's Storms

ComEd map of power outages, as of Tuesday evening.
Credit ComEd

Several thousand residents in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties remain without power after severe storms that blew through the region overnight late Monday and early Tuesday. 

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7:39 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Residents Trying To Get In Last Word Over Com-Ed Plan

The Hope Reins farm in Kane County
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

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.

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New transmission line in the works
2:45 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Public Cites Farmland, Homes As Biggest Concerns In ComEd Expansion

Participants stuck dots to their biggest areas of concern about the siting of ComEd's proposed transmission line.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

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 open houses about the project it’s calling “The Grand Prairie Gateway.”

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6:32 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Com-Ed Seeks Input On Transmission Line

On Tuesday, Com-Ed will begin a series of public hearings on a proposed transmission line for several northern Illinois counties.

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Federal Mandate?
5:57 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Com Ed Clear-Cuts DeKalb Trail To Protect Power Lines

DeKalb Nature Trail, near Sycamore Road, clear-cut beneath Com Ed's transmission lines.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

More than a mile of trees and plants are being mowed to the ground along a DeKalb nature trail. That’s how Com Ed is handling a federal mandate meant to keep trees away from its largest transmission lines. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports.

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2:48 am
Thu May 24, 2012

From trailer to state of the art: ComEd's new training center in Rockford

"Breaking ground" on a new state-of-the -art Com Ed training Rockford.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

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.

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