A message from ABC 7 Chicago President & General Manager Emily Barr:
Our Sears transmitter took a power hit at approximately 8:30pm last night and we lost power for about 45 minutes or so.
We continued to feed all local cable systems but our over-the-air analog and HD transmissions were interrupted.
The problem was exacerbated by a second, unrelated problem - an electrician working at the Hancock Tower earlier yesterday accidentally cut a fiber line that would normally feed to our back-up transmitter so we were also unable to switch to our back-up transmitter as that line was in the process of being repaired.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we thank you for your understanding.
President & General Manager
ABC 7 Chicago
PS: Last night's episode is available on line. It can be accessed via the ABC web site, ABC.com.