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Watch your wallet: Electric/gas scammers prey on Illinois consumers

Be on high alert if someone approaches you with a utility “discount” that’s too good to be true: CUB is constantly getting complaints about alternative electric and gas suppliers using predatory sales tactics. Most customers in Illinois can choose a company other than the regulated utility to be their electric…...

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Tell the White House: Don’t be weak on efficiency

Last week, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced that he was repealing the Clean Power Plan — regulations designed to reduce pollution from power plants. Here’s one particular reason why that’s bad news: The plan would have given energy efficiency a significant boost, and that…...

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Halloween Giveaway

Utility bills can be scary, especially with the upcoming winter. That’s why we’re offering you the chance to win $50 toward those bills. Just answer our quick poll by midnight Halloween, and you could be randomly selected to win $50 off your scariest bill. Enter the giveaway by telling us which…...

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POLL: What is your scariest bill?

CUB’s outreach team CUB staffs 400-500 events a year, and we have seen some scary utility bills. Now, we want to hear what bill scares you the most. Answer our quick poll by midnight Halloween, and you could be randomly selected to win $50 off your utility bills. What is…...

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AT&T slapped her neighbors with $6,461 bill, CUB member knew who to call

Retirees Paula and Anastasio had no idea that their kind-hearted attempt to help a great-grandson with his schoolwork would somehow lead to a $6,461 AT&T bill. But that’s what happened until their helpful neighbor, a CUB member, came to the rescue (with a little assist from the consumer watchdog). The couple,…...

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Tell Congress: Protect my Privacy!

Almost 143 million U.S. consumers — nearly half the country — may have had their personal data stolen when hackers targeted credit rating agency Equifax in “the most brazen failure to protect consumer data we have ever seen,” according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Members of Congress have demanded…...

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Fight rate hikes, get a special gift

This year alone CUB is fighting $8 billion in rate hikes and helped consumers save millions of dollars on their bills — but with your help, we can do even more. Donate $10 or more this month and get a heavy-duty shopping tote with CUB’s new logo. This jumbo tote…...

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