ComEd cuts off 1 in 25 households in Black South Side neighborhoods
By Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business, Nov. 17, 2020
Commonwealth Edison turned off the juice to more than one in every 25 homes in predominantly Black neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side in the five weeks from Sept. 25 to Oct. 31, according to newly filed statistics.
In the Zip codes for Englewood, South Shore, Roseland/Pullman, Auburn Gresham, Chatham and Woodlawn, 6,104 homes were disconnected for nonpayment in that period, according to filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission. That’s 4.1 percent of ComEd’s 147,986 residential customers in those areas.
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