(800) 669-5556

CUB’s Newest Consumer Guide Aims To Help Renters

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has released a free guide to help renters navigate the utility world. Consumers can order a free, printer-friendly copy of “A Renter’s Utility Guide: Go Green, Cut Costs and Learn Your Rights” by visiting www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org. “It can be difficult for renters to find clear, comprehensive information…...

Read more

Winter preparedness: Weatherstripping

Using weatherstripping in your home to seal air leaks is a simple and effective way to improve energy efficiency and save money on heating bills. Weatherstripping can also protect the integrity of your home’s insulation by preventing warm, moist air from escaping through it.  But before you take a trip…...

Read more

Upcoming CUB events for October 2021

Happy October everyone, we are officially in fall and this month is also National Energy Awareness Month! Below you will find several events that can  help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line.  CUB is happy to announce the CUB Fall Series beginning on Oct. 13;…...

Read more

Save energy and money with these efficiency tips

With natural gas prices about double or triple what they were last winter, it’s important to be aware of ways to save energy and protect your bottom line. Here are some tips for a potentially brutal winter:   Get rid of the clutter. Make sure heating vents are open and not…...

Read more

Consumer Alert: CUB launches online help center as natural gas prices surge

With Chicago-area consumers facing the possibility of hundreds of dollars in higher heating bills this winter due to skyrocketing natural gas prices and out-of-control utility spending, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Monday launched an online help center to advise gas customers on how to soften the blow of these…...

Read more

ComEd and Ameren electricity prices up in October

Electricity supply prices charged by Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois have increased by 10 percent and 19 percent, respectively, as of October 1. Now that a pandemic-related ban on door-to-door marketing has been lifted, CUB warned Illinois consumers to beware of unscrupulous alternative supplier sales representatives that may try to…...

Read more

$1 Nest thermostat offer through Oct. 11

ComEd customers can now purchase a Google Nest thermostat—a device that can help you cut your heating and cooling costs—at a deep discount: $1 through Oct. 11.  Who is eligible for the $1 Nest thermostat offer?  The offer is only available to ComEd customers through the utility’s online buying platform:…...

Read more

CUB to participate in City of Chicago ‘Mobile City Hall’ events

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has been invited to participate in City Clerk of Chicago Anna Valencia’s Mobile City Hall initiative beginning this Saturday, Sept. 25.   Each event will bring community resources and city departments directly to residents who are unable to commute downtown. CUB will have a table at…...

Read more

Forreston resident wins Best Energy Efficiency Tips contest

Congratulations to Geraldine of Forreston, IL on winning our Best Energy Efficiency Tip contest! A long time CUB member, she was randomly selected out of several participants to win $100 off of her utility bills. Check out the winning entry: “Use the air conditioner for brief periods (about 15 minutes…...

Read more

General Assembly passes historic energy bill: Now begins the hard work of implementation

The General Assembly has passed landmark energy legislation that consumer and environmental advocates have worked for years to achieve. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act puts Illinois on a path to 100 percent clean energy while implementing the strongest utility ethics reforms and energy efficiency provisions in state history. And…...

Read more