A power outage that took place on July 28 at affected 4,878 customers in Evanston, Jeff Burvick, Commonwealth Edison spokesperson told the RoundTable. Mr. Burvick said he could not delineate the geographic area affected, but other sources told the RoundTable that residences and businesses along

Main Street


Chicago Avenue

and extending north toward

Dempster Street

had lost electric power.


Mr. Burvick said power was restored to 1,500 customers by , to another 2,200 customers by , and to the balance of the customers by


The power was lost due to a problem with a KV line, a high capacity distribution line, Mr. Burvick said. He said the cause of the problem was not immediately obvious and speculated it could be due to an animal incursion, age of the line or other factors. He said Commonwealth Edison was continuing to investigate the cause of the problem.