CUB is hosting two free utility bill clinics to help Hoffman Estates and Streamwood residents potentially save hundreds of dollars a year on their utility bills. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their gas, electric and phone bills for free, one-on-one consultations with CUB’s experts.
CUB’s utility bill clinics, co-hosted by Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison, the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability and Elevate Energy, are:
6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 12
Hoffman Estates Village Hall
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 20
Poplar Creek Main Library
1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood, IL 60107
NOTE: To register for a clinic, please call Commissioner Morrison’s office at (847) 519-7674.
CUB’s outreach staff 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 like Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that can save consumers money.
- How to avoid scams from alternative electric and gas suppliers.
- CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556.
“I am thrilled to partner with CUB, Elevate Energy and the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability to bring these free Utility Bill Clinics out to the 15th District. When we educate consumers, we empower them to make smart decisions about their utilities that can benefit the environment and their wallets,” said Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison. “I encourage anyone who is interested in talking one-on-one with an expert about how they can conserve energy while saving money to sign up for the clinic.”
The clinics are part of CUB’s 35th Anniversary Clean Bill Campaign. So far this year, CUB’s outreach team has staffed more than 522 events attended by nearly 20,000 people, new records for the watchdog. By reviewing 765 utility bills at 78 utility bill clinics, the team has saved consumers about $11,460 per month, or about $137,520 a year.
“Our free utility bill clinics are open to anyone interested in saving their hard-earned money and shaving unnecessary spending off their utility bills,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “Everyone is welcome.”