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A special announcement for you

As we celebrate CUB’s 35th anniversary, we have good news to share this month: A generous Illinois family has confirmed that it is giving us a second gift to match your contributions in memory of a loved one. In addition to helping fund 500 money-saving events (and free LEDs for…...

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CUB “helped save my company from bankruptcy”

Kudos to Annie, CUB’s Bilingual Consumer Rights Specialist! She helped Devin correct an $82,000 mistake by ComEd that threatened to shut down his small business. “CUB is a vital resource. You guys helped save my company from bankruptcy,” Devin said. And kudos to you too! The support of Illinois consumers…...

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CUB sounds the alarm on $864 million in higher power bills

CUB Executive Director David Kolata talks to 103.5 KISS FM about CUB, our 35th anniversary, and an upcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling that threatens northern Illinois consumers with up to $864 million a year in higher power bills. Listen to the interview, and read our Q&A about the…...

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The power of solar! CUB alerts consumers to affordable solar program, as Sept. 30 deadline nears

The sun may have been setting over Evanston one recent evening, but the crowd gathered at the local civic center wanted to learn all about how solar power could reduce their electric bills and their carbon footprint with the help of a program called Solarize Chicagoland. “There’s a lot of…...

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CUB in your neighborhood: September events

CUB’s Outreach team just broke a record of staffed events in August–totaling 77 across the state! From utility bill clinics to town halls and solar power hours, we’re on track to staff at least 500 events this year, as part of CUB’s 35th Anniversary Clean Bill Campaign. September is here,…...

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Last Chance: Photo Challenge (100-dollar top prize!)

Last chance to win $100! Reminder: You have until midnight, Saturday, Sept. 7 to enter CUB’s 35th Anniversary Photo Challenge. It’s super-easy to enter—and you could win $100! Just snap a photo with this CUB poster. You can include family members, like your kids or grandkids, a favorite family pet—or even an Illinois landmark. Or…...

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CUB’s NEW cable guide

When we last asked CUB members to name their worst bill, more than half said it was their cable/internet bill! In honor of CUB’s 35th anniversary, we’ve revamped our popular (and FREE) “Guide to Cutting Your TV Costs.” It has the most up-to-date information you need to reduce your bloated…...

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Special message: Your next rate hike

An issue we’ve been talking about for more than a year is about to erupt into one of the biggest battles we’ve ever had to protect our electric bills—and we wanted to warn you about it. Here’s the summary: At the end of this month, Cheryl LaFleur is retiring from…...

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Important info for Ameren Illinois customers

This is just a reminder that Ameren Illinois’ power price has dropped significantly, so it’s likely that price is beating most community power deals across Central and Southern Illinois. Ameren Illinois’ price is 4.561 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) through September, and we’re not expecting it to change much during the…...

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Q&A: The biggest consumer battle of 2019

For more than a year now, CUB has been sounding the alarm about a potential ruling at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that could raise ComEd power bills by up to $864 million a year. There have been delays in that ruling, but we now believe it is imminent.…...

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