ComEd’s green energy innovation is partnering with historic Bronzeville

By Jillian Melero Medill Reports Bronzeville, the South Side home of Chicago’s Black Renaissance and the birthplace of Black History Month, hopes to launch its next Golden Age with support from a smart microgrid being installed by utility ComEd. The microgrid will tap green energy to help power the community. Once completed in 2019, the […]

Chicago company makes batteries cool again

AllCell battery material

By Kaitlin Schuler A battery production line and warehouse lives in a small building on Chicago’s Southwest Side. It features a main production floor with individual work stations dedicated to creating each product, with storage for shipments and a laboratory where new design ideas and compositions are tested and created. Workers in each area are focused […]

ComEd receives grant for Bronzeville microgrid, residents wonder about jobs

Wind Turbine in western Illinois

By Kaitlin Schuler Commonwealth Edison Co. received a $4 million grant today from a U.S. government initiative for components of its planned microgrid creation in the Chicago Bronzeville neighborhood. ComEd believes that the creation of a microgrid will improve the area by connecting residents and providing energy-saving options and put Chicago on the map as […]

IIT wins battle of words, falls on scoreboard

IIT Coach Todd Kelly draws a play

By Grant Miller Illinois Institute of Technology’s freshman guard Anthony Mosley schooled the upperclassmen Thursday night with his third consecutive 20-point game in a loss to Aurora. “He was calling me soft,” Mosley said about Spartan junior guard Jordan LaGrone. “I had to show him a thing or two.” Mosley, one of IIT’s four freshmen […]