Happy December, everyone; we’re officially in the final stretch of 2021. This year was highlighted by great victories (the passage of the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act) and great disappointments (millions in rate hikes for utilities).
As consumer advocates, we’ll never give up—and that’s why we’ll continue putting on events dedicated to saving you money and keeping you up-to-date on the fight for clean, affordable energy.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7: Mount Prospect Utility Bill Clinic (in-person)
CUB and the Village of Mount Prospect are hosting a free event to advise residents on reducing electric, gas, and both landline and cellphone bills. Each participant will speak one-on-one with a CUB counselor to review their bills. This event is in-person (Mount Prospect Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Rd., Mt Prospect, 60056). It will be first come, first served. There is no registration required.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11: IL Solar for All presentation (in-person)
Join CUB experts at Watershed Art & Ecology (1821 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL, 60608) to learn about free energy efficiency programs, Illinois’ two solar programs—Solar for All and Illinois Shines—and the historic state victory: passing the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act. Register here.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14: Home Energy Savings with Ald. Matt O’Shea (online)
Join CUB and 19th Ward Ald. O’Shea for a webinar focusing on saving money and making your home more comfortable. During the event, we will discuss how to decode your gas and electric bills, and the latest Illinois energy policies. Register here.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15: Home Energy Savings with Dekalb Township (online)
Unable to make the first Home Energy Savings webinar? The same topics will be covered in this webinar in partnership with Dekalb Township. Register here.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15: ACES Curb Utility Costs (online)
This event is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill and avoid utility scams. We’ll also cover programs designed to save you money and energy. Bring all your utility-related questions. The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers. We want to help our community members be comfortable and stress-free at every age. Register here.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16: Understanding Cable Options and Reducing Robocalls with Ald. Matt O’Shea (online)
Join CUB and 19th Ward Ald. O’Shea for a free webinar about your choices in the TV market, ways to cut your cable costs, how to avoid common robocall scams and more! Register here.