As the summer heat puts a strain on power systems causing outages, ComEd’s new CEO, Anne Pramaggiore, is looking to rework the way the company deals with customer service during those times. Pramaggiore is turning to social media and texting to keep customers up-to-date with power availability and repairs. Continue reading here.
Original Post (6/21/12) While cities like Schaumburg and North Aurora vote no to video gambling, others like Huntley and Alsip approved of legislation allowing video gambling. Video gambling has already been allowed in Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, and others, and many villages and cities cant take their eyes off the possibility of hundreds of thousands in revenue. Continue reading here
Update (7/31/12): The state’s first legal video gambling machines may start to appear in restaurants, bars, truck stops, and other locations by labor day and begin paying out potential winners soon thereafter. Continue reading here.
Five months after its largest fair increase in the company’s history, the Metra will begin rehabilitating and upgrading its passenger cars with amenities such as electrical outlets and remodeled bathrooms. Continue reading here.
As more suburbs seek lower electricity rates, many are collecting bids to beat ComEd’s pricing. Antioch signed an early contract with Integrys Energy Systems Inc. to provide quicker savings to its citizens, but by not waiting to collect competing bids, it will end up costing the city in the long run. Continue reading here.
Legislation to ban cellphone use within 500 ft of emergency vehicles at accident scenes has just passed in the Illinois House of Representatives and is now on the desk of the Governor. Continue reading here.