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The lights were back on within 7 1/2 hours in West Side neighborhoods hit by the second blackout in eight days caused by a fire at a Commonwealth Edison Co. substation. Mayor Richard Daley talks with a police investigator at the substation. This time, Edison was able to make quick repairs at its Columbus Park substation, 1010 S. Laramie Ave. A more serious fire July 28 at a substation near the company's Crawford generating plant, 3501 S. Pulaski Rd., knocked out electricity for up to three days to as many as 40,000 residents.
August 5, 1990