Plaza Verde rear alley near a large power outage (Image capture October 2018 ©2021 Google)

Large Power Outage Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove Near Plaza Verde Shopping Plaza — Over 500 Customers Affected

2,410 Firefighter/paramedics from Buffalo Grove responded about 1:31 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to a report of a power outage following a loud buzzing noise and a loud boom nearby at Hair Directors Salon, 1251 […]

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Construction Worker Injured in Exposure to Underground Power Line Hazard on Wilke Rd Near Nichols Rd, Arlington Heights

633 Worker checked for burns and/or electric shock injury following exposure to an underground electric line during a work process involving a hydrovac truck. Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:59 a.m. Wednesday […]

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Over 1600 ComEd Customers without Power: Storm-Related Incidents with Severe Cloud-to-Ground Lightning North Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling

620 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded starting about 5:56 a.m. Thursday May 14, 2020 to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm and then a transformer fire with a utility pole fire. Power […]

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Two ComEd Employees Treated After Electricity-Related Injuries Suffered on South Lasalle St, Chicago

204 Two ComEd employees were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Tuesday morning after suffering excessive electrical contact while working in the Loop. Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics about 11:30 a.m. […]

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Toyoda Americas Corporation — Company with a Famous Industrial Past Brings a Promising Solar Future to Headquarters in Arlington Heights

686 Toyoda Americas Corporation groundbreaking ceremony for solar panels energy system installation August 23 2019. Did you know there is a gem of a company on the north side of Arlington Heights on University Drive? […]

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New Construction

New Cell Tower Planned at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Only 4,000 Feet Away from Cell Antennas Attached to Existing ComEd Tower Near Chestnut Ave, Arlington Heights

307 A plan to erect a 75-foot antenna tower just northeast of the Rand Road and Hintz Road intersection in Arlington Heights — needed to improve improve cellphone coverage where Verizon Wireless says a “dead-zone” […]

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Multiple Power Line Problems Associated with High Winds Begin about 3:15 PM Thursday; Tornado Watch Expires Early

56 Damage consistent with a tornado downed several trees where a Tornado Warning was activated Thursday afternoon in northwest Indiana. One of the trees fell on a home in Lowell, Indiana, which is just southeast […]