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Mobility Opportunities Fund Offers West Siders Cash To Buy Bikes, Electric Vehicles

ComEd has partnered with a racial equity nonprofit to help North Lawndale residents buy electric scooters, vehicles and other modes of transport.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘A Bunch Of Damn Fools’: Lightfoot’s Attempt To Advance ComEd Deal With City Council Ends In Chaos

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday introduced the proposed 15-year agreement with the utility company. Several alderpeople have questioned the speed and timing of the deal's introduction.


Two Bronzeville Schools Getting New Streetlights To Make Student Commutes Safer

Work is underway on the $300,000 project through ComEd, which will install solar-powered streetlights at the two schools.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Attention Avondale: Power Outage Planned For Large Portion Of Neighborhood Thursday As ComEd Makes Repairs

The outage, planned for 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., will impact households in the area bounded by Milwaukee Avenue, Diversey Avenue, Lawndale Avenue, Wolfram Street and Central Park Avenue.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bronzeville Walking Tour App Aims To Educate, Excite Neighborhood Visitors — What Do You Think It Should Include?

The app, created by the Illinois Institute of Technology and ComEd, is an opportunity to dispel the notion Bronzeville is "dangerous." Residents can share their ideas for the app at a Friday meeting.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Looking For A New Job? Attend ComEd’s Virtual Tech And Energy Expo Thursday

In addition to a job fair, the expo will include discussions on energy startups and the state of the Bronzeville "Community of the Future."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Beverly, Morgan Park Boil Order Was Caused By Pumping Station Failure — Not ComEd Power Outage, Investigation Finds

City officials last spring pointed the finger at ComEd for the failure of the Roseland Pumping Station, but an inspector general's investigation said rented city equipment was to blame.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Fewer Power Outages Expected After Upgrades To Grid At Irving Park ComEd Facility

The technology allows electricity to be rerouted around downed substations to speed recovery from electrical grid outages, ComEd officials said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Goats On A Boat? ComEd Treats Its Hooved Workforce To A Downtown Cruise For #HotGoatSummer

A trio of goats who clear vegetation along ComEd powerlines enjoyed a cruise along the Chicago River and a break from their work.


Chicago Can Choose An Energy Provider For The First Time In 30 Years — And It Might Not Be ComEd

The city could pick a new energy provider now that its 1992 deal with ComEd is set to expire.


Do You Need Help Paying Your ComEd Bill Or Restarting Service? Expanded Assistance Programs Could Help

ComEd is continuing programs to give customers more time to pay outstanding bills, credits to restart service and options to pay a smaller percentage of a bill to get reconnected.


ComEd Offers $18 Million In Grants To Help Customers Pay Old Bills

A one-time grant up to $500 is available for qualifying customers.


Time Capsule From 1987 Found In Avondale Building: ‘Unfathomable’ How Technology Changed — But Social Progress Lagging

Local leaders made predictions we're not even close to fulfilling. One said by 2037 "we will no longer have bigotry, anti-semitism or discrimination of any kind in our country."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With More Than 20,000 Homes Still Without Power, Chicagoans Set Up Front-Yard Charging Stations To Help Neighbors

"It's just important that everybody takes care of each other," said one resident, who was inviting neighbors to use some of her home's electricity.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

What’s Up With The Floating Log In Logan Square? ‘Sketchy’ Suspended Utility Pole Has Neighbors Concerned

"What if that was to fall on somebody? That's a hazard if you ask me," said neighbor Luis Morell.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Woodlawn’s Newly Opened Green Living Room Has Coffee, Job Opportunities — And Tips For Saving The Earth

“Going north to find a nice place? Nobody wants to do that,” said Asadah Kirkland, a consultant for the nonprofit behind the cafe. “This creates an environment where you can come in and get everything done.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Get A Month’s Utility Bill Paid Under CEDA’s Low-Income Home Energy Program Now Open To Residents In Need

Eligible households can receive assistance with overdue utility bills.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Snowstorm And High Winds Knock Out Power To 34,000 In Chicago

The storm caused outages at 339,000 homes across the area, ComEd reported.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park