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Joint release: Advocates urge Chicago City Council members to oppose record Peoples Gas rate-hike proposal as decision by state regulators looms

With Peoples Gas customers already reeling from a heating-bill crisis that has inflicted its harshest impacts on Black and Brown families, members of the ChicagoCity Council can support their constituents by urging state regulators to reject the utility’s pending bid for a record rate hike, consumer advocates told members of…...

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Huntley resident wins energy-awareness quiz giveaway

Congratulations to George of Huntley for winning CUB’s Energy Awareness Quiz giveaway! He was randomly selected out of hundreds of participants to win $100. Thanks to George and everyone who took the challenge. For more information about energy efficiency and tips, go to CUB’s Clean Energy page.  Here are the…...

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Day of Action: Consumer advocates urge officials to say no to Peoples Gas’ $402M rate hike, yes to Clean & Affordable Buildings Ordinance

Members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) on Thursday flooded an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) meeting and later held a rally outside City Hall to call for cheaper, cleaner ways to heat Chicago homes. The day of action came shortly after the utility filed new numbers with the ICC…...

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CUB’s money-saving events in October

October marks the start of winter-heating season in Illinois. While this year’s gas and electric prices seem to be more stable than in years past, winter is an expensive time and CUB always recommends energy efficiency to protect your bottom line. Below are some free events taking place this month…...

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Good news: Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Rebate Program to open Nov. 1

Update as of 11/14/23: The Illinois EPA announced yesterday the number of applications they received so far is more than the available funds for this year. They are still accepting applications, though applicants who qualify as “Low-Income” will be prioritized for rebates. The third Illinois Electric Vehicle Rebate cycle will…...

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CUB’s money-saving events in September

As we approach the winter heating season, CUB is here to help you get ready to save on your utility bills. Below are several events in September that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line. We hope to see you! 10:00 a.m. – 1:00…...

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CUB Thanks Gov. Pritzker for Protecting Customers, Vetoing Expensive Ameren ‘Right of First Refusal’ Provision

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday thanked Gov. J.B. Pritzker for protecting Illinois consumers and issuing an amendatory veto on Ameren’s controversial “Right of First Refusal” legislation that the watchdog said would have needlessly raised costs for electric customers. An amendment to House Bill 3445 would have given Ameren…...

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Years of Failure: With record-breaking rate hike pending, Peoples Gas pipe-replacement program once again over-budget, behind schedule

As Peoples Gas pulls in record profits and pushes for an unprecedented rate hike, the Chicago gas utility’s pipe-replacement program failed to hit its goals for the 22nd consecutive quarter, according to a report it submitted to state regulators this week. The program also ended the quarter over-budget, as it’s…...

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CUB’s money-saving events in August

We’re nearing the end of summer, but there’s still plenty of time to learn how to save on your cooling bills.  Below are several CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line. We hope to see you! 6:30 – 7:30…...

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ICC to hold public forum on Peoples Gas’ state record $402 million rate hike

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is urging Chicago customers to attend a public forum to voice their opposition to a push by Peoples Gas for the largest gas rate hike in Illinois history. Chicago’s gas utility has had six straight years of record profit while large sections of the city…...

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