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Ameren and ComEd electric rates drop

Ameren and ComEd are starting 2020 off right — with a drop in their electric rates. To view these changes, visit the links below that corresponds with your electric utility. You will also be able to order a printer-friendly version of CUB’s Gas and Electric Guide and our newly updated fact…...

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Good news in the new year: Natural gas prices fall 

Natural gas prices have fallen from last month for most Illinois utilities, and they’re down across the board from last January — the perfect way to start off the new year.  The price per therm you will pay for your natural gas in the month of January, also known as…...

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Start your 2020 off right, attend a January CUB event

Happy New Year! Last year, we held a record-setting 569 events in 2019 — we’re looking forward to beating that number in 2020. In fact, it’s part of our New Year’s resolution to serve Illinois consumers as best as we possibly can.  Check out our January events to see if…...

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Anti-robocall legislation rings in the new year

The nation’s toughest anti-robocall legislation, the TRACED Act, has just been signed into law. That’s good news in Illinois, which each year is the target of billions of these nuisance calls. While it won’t stop the pesky automated calls entirely, the act is a concrete step in the right direction.…...

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The “largest electric increase in state history”—unless Illinois passes CEJA

A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling could increase power bills for most Illinois consumers by up to $864 million a year—what could be the largest electric increase in state history—unless the General Assembly passes the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) this year. (Read CUB’s statement.)  Here’s what you need to…...

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CUB’s 2019 free consumer guide collection

As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, CUB’s communications team has produced a series of free, money-saving guides throughout 2019. If you haven’t already, please order these publications, and we will immediately email you a free, printer-friendly copy. Saving on Cellphone Service – Annual spending for cellphone services increased by…...

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Bill Clinic Briefs: CUB member learns how she can save $260 a year 

Longtime CUB member Karen Kamis visited a CUB utility bill clinic in Streamwood a few weeks ago. This wasn’t her first visit to one of our clinics, but she likes getting her bills reviewed by someone with a trained eye. And this particular visit uncovered $260 a year in potential savings.…...

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May your days be merry and bright (but your electricity bills low)

As homes across Illinois deck the halls, people may not realize how costly their glittering holiday lights can be. Don’t let your electric bill become another unexpected item in your holiday budget. While it’s difficult to put an exact price tag on how much Americans pay every year to run…...

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CUB’s newest consumer guide tackles cellphone bills, service plans

CUB’s communications team has published a new guide for anyone tired of paying an arm and a leg for cellphone service. CUB’s Guide to Saving on Cellphone Service offers money-saving tips and helps readers find the right phone and service plan for their lifestyle. You can order a free copy…...

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Anti-robocall legislation passes House, moves to Senate vote

The House voted 417-3 to pass anti-robocall legislation on Wednesday, taking aim at the troublesome and unwanted automated phone calls.  The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, named after its House and Senate sponsors (Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Sen. John Thune), now awaits a vote in the Senate. With bipartisan support in…...

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