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Prepare Your Home for the Heat

Hooray! ComEd has finally restored service to just about all its Chicago-area customers who lost power after last Monday’s violent storms. And, luckily, it was done just as a heat wave entered our area, an event the utility company is going to treat like another storm. ComEd will keep its emergency operations center open and [Read More]

July 17, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (1) | Categories: Education

More than Half-Million Chicagoans Without Power

It barely rains anymore in the Chicago area, instead we get massive storms that pound our city and suburbs, causing power outages and destruction that take days to repair. And it has happened again. Severe thunderstorms blew through the Chicago-area Monday morning, leaving a record-breaking 868,000 ComEd metro Chicago real estate owners and renters without [Read More]

July 11, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (1) | Categories: City of Chicago, Cook County, Dupage County, Economy, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, Will County

Violent Storm Downs Trees, Knocks Out Power

Just how long does frozen food last in a freezer without electricity? More than 200,000 homeowners are asking that question today, after a storm that recorded 80 mph winds on Tuesday downed trees and cut power to more than 400,000 Chicago-area residents. Commonwealth Edison is reporting that it could take several days to restore power [Read More]

Lower Your Rate Then Celebrate at Theme Park

An independent energy company has created an entertaining incentive for Chicago-area residents to switch suppliers. Houston-based Spark Energy is an energy provider that claims to have a one-year fixed-rate plan that is lower than ComEd’s current electricity supply rate for residential customers. And, if you switch your service to Spark Energy this week, you could [Read More]

June 21, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Contests, Economy

Chicago Residents: Get Ready For Lights Out

What are you doing Saturday at 8:30 p.m.? Whatever it is, it should be in the dark. Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. is Earth Hour, a time in which billions of people will switch off their lights and other power devices all over the world to show support to the environment in the fight [Read More]

March 25, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (4) | Categories: City of Chicago, Energy Efficient, Events, In the Burbs, In the City

Keep Costs Down as Gas Prices Go Up

Some gas prices in Chicago have topped the $4 mark. Besides investing in an electric vehicle, what can Chicago residents do to save money at the pump? I recently ran some errands with a friend who insisted that leaving the car running while in park for less than five minutes saved more gas than turning [Read More]

March 02, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (2) | Categories: City of Chicago, Economy, Education

Blizzard Turns Chicago Area Into State of Emergency

We did it, Chicago residents. We have hit the record books. O’Hare Airport recorded 20.2 inches of snow, making Chicago’s Blizzard of 2011 the third biggest on record. As it is, yesterday will go down in history as the snowiest February 1 on record. The storm crippled the Chicago area. Lake Shore Drive was closed [Read More]

February 02, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (4) | Categories: City of Chicago, Education
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