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Free CUB clinic to analyze electric, gas, phone bills in Chicago, show how to cut costs by hundreds of dollars a year

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Chicago residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year.

Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs. CUB’s utility-bill clinic, co-hosted by state Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, is:

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 12

NOBLE Charter School

1443 N. Ogden Ave.

Chicago, IL 60610

Note: to register, visit www.senatorvanpelt.com/utilitybillworkshop.
CUB will give consumers information on:

*How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.

*Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.

* Programs such as Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that could save consumers money.

*Utility rates, and making the right choices in the electric and gas markets.

*CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556.

Attendees should bring their utility bills so a CUB expert can analyze them. 

CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, it has saved consumers more than $20 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit its award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.