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90-year-old winner of CUB’s $100 giveaway says ‘Wow!’

By Sagar Dommaraju

A 90-year-old CUB member was shocked to hear that her commitment to fighting rate hikes had just won her $100.

Marian signed this petition to Illinois leaders in a special CUB Voice that was sent out recently: Please stand with CUB! Fight rate hikes and push for better energy efficiency programs in Illinois. 

Her name was randomly selected from about 900 petitions to win a $100 giveaway.

“Wow, I’ve never won anything before!” she said. “Well, I’m shocked to be honest with you.”

The retired secretary from Homer Glen has been a CUB member for about six years. “I like CUB,” she said. “They’re on top of all the utility companies that want to raise our rates.”

These days, that’s a big job, with these rate-hike battles:

  • Fighting ComEd’s $138 million rate hike.
  • Fighting for a $30 million Ameren rate cut.
  • Fighting Illinois American Water’s $43 million rate hike.
  • Fighting wasteful spending in a Peoples Gas program that has $4 billion in projected cost overruns.

Congrats, Marian! We’ll keep fighting for you.

If you would like the chance to enter a giveaway, keep an eye on CUB’s website or join the watchdog group (like Marian did) to get a subscription to The CUB Voice.