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Large Power Outages with Branches and Power Lines Down in Northwest Suburbs Near Arlington Heights

High winds brought down large branches in Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Prospect Heights starting about 1:30 p.m. Sunday June 30, 2019. At least one tree was uprooted on Rammer near […]

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

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 of […]

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Power Outage Affects About 600 ComEd Customers; Lines Down, Transformer Explosions and Tree Fires, Mount Prospect

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COM ED CUSTOMERS AFFECTED FOR A SHORT TIME Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:01 AM Wednesday June 27, 2018 to a report of numerous electric power problems starting at 1240 South […]

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Power Outage with Primary Power Lines Down Near Euclid Ave and Salt Creek, Arlington Heights — Over 600 Without Power

Arlington Heights police and firefighters and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded about 8:54 AM Tuesday to multiple fire alarms, including Ditka’s Restaurant, 2000 West Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of […]

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Lightning Strike or Blown Transformer Causes Power Outage Near Highland Ave and Fairview St, Arlington Heights

Heavy rain, lightning, a blown transformer, power lines down, and neighborhood power outages made an unusual December day for Arlington Heights, Illinois. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:29 PM Wednesday to the block […]

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Power Outage: Thousands of People without Power in Arlington Heights, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadow — Mostly Communities North of I-55

Heavy snow on tree branches continued to cause problems in the northwest suburbs. Thousands of ComEd customers are experiencing power outage across Chicagoland. Most of the power outages are north of I-55. Palatine police and […]

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Northbrook with Over 500 without Electricity; Small Sporadic Power Outage Elsewhere in Chicagoland

Northbrook has the most significant power outages reported early Saturday morning in Chicagoland. Power outages was reported near Mission Hills near Sanders Road and Walters Avenue and east of that location. Heritage and Horizon, Northbrook […]

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Snow Brings Down Some Trees and Large Branches on Homes and Power Lines in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, and Streamwood

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:18 AM Saturday to a report of a tree down on a house at 3236 Walker Lane West Arlington Heights, IL. Firefighter/paramedics received a report that a backyard tree fell […]