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Power Restoration

ComEd reports that, as of this morning, about 2,000 Evanston ComEd customers remain without power. ComEd estimates that 90% of outages will be restored system wide by Thursday at midnight and 99% restored by Sunday afternoon. City officials are in regular contact with ComEd officials and will update residents as new information becomes available.

It is very important that if residents without power have not yet registered their outage with ComEd that they do so as soon as possible with ComEd’s toll-free number so they can get updates directly from ComEd – 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or at If the loss of power in your home or business requires emergency medical or police assistance, please call 9-1-1.

Important Notice for Residents with Damage to Power Service that is not Part of the ComEd System

The document here>>> is for property owners whose power line is down between their building and the ComEd system. When trees cause this type of damage, the risers and weather head that attaches the ComEd service line to the electric meter is frequently damaged. This part of the system is the property owner’s responsibility to repair, but they generally don’t know that and ComEd won’t fix it. These individual power outages are generally the last items to be restored, and the residents don’t want to be in a situation where ComEd finally comes to restore power but can’t because the property owner has not fixed their equipment. Residents that find themselves in this situation should read the following here>>>

Centers Open for Those without Power

Because it will take ComEd multiple days to restore power to all Evanston residents, the City of Evanston will make available to the public the use of its community centers, libraries and the Morton Civic Center during regular hours of operation. All city facilities have air-conditioning, power and many have WiFi connections. No pets are allowed except service animals.

• Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. (4th Floor, Parasol Room) – WiFi

• Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. 

• Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.

• Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.

• Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. – WiFi

• North Branch Library, 2026 Central St. – WiFi

• Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

Tree Branch Pick-up

City crews will soon begin picking up fallen branches. Residents are requested to place all branches in the parkway. Also, due to the quantity of downed trees and branches it will take city crews about a week to pick it all up.

Residents are encouraged to call 3-1-1 to report downed trees, road hazards or for other information. 

Update as of 7 a.m. on July 14

Per ComEd “As of 7:00 am today, July 14, 95% of the Evanston customers affected by the July 11th storm have been restored.  ComEd is down to 659 Evanston customers remaining to be restored.”