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Illinois has lowest average power bills in Midwest for 10th straight year

For the tenth consecutive year, Illinois had the lowest average electricity bills in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Illinois, which at one point had the highest bills in the Midwest, has now had the lowest since 2012. The EIA, the statistical arm of the Department of…...

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November’s free, money-saving CUB events

The chilly, wet days of November are officially upon us, but luckily CUB has a number of events to help you stay warm while saving money. Below is a roundup of free events taking place throughout the state over the month. We hope to see you at one.  4:00 –…...

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Joint statement from the IL Attorney General’s Office, the City of Chicago and CUB on the Peoples Gas System Modernization Plan

This is a joint statement from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the City of Chicago and CUB for a Crain’s Chicago Business report that showed the Peoples Gas pipeline-replacement program is on track to be billions of dollars over-budget and years behind schedule. Together, we have spent years pushing the Illinois Commerce…...

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October ‘jam-packed’ with money-saving CUB events

It’s officially winter heating season and the best time to prepare your home for cold weather is now. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line. We hope to see you!…...

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Warning: Two new scams targeting Illinois consumers

At a time of soaring energy prices and high costs across the board, fraudsters will take advantage of the situation to try to get more of your money. Be on the lookout for these two new scams. 1) Utility imposter scams. Ameren Illinois officials are warning customers of a recent…...

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Attorney General Raoul urges Commerce Commission to order Commonwealth Edison pay customers larger refunds

News Release from Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Sept. 20, 2022 – Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with the city of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), filed an application for rehearing requesting the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) revisit its Aug. 17 decision ordering Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to refund $38…...

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With high gas prices steady, all signs point to another costly winter

CUB urges Illinois utility customers to brace themselves for another costly winter heating season. About 80 percent of Illinois homes heat with natural gas, and last winter was their most expensive since 2008-09, with many customers paying hundreds of dollars more to heat their homes. Natural gas prices have doubled…...

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Upcoming CUB events in September 2022

As we get closer to the winter heating season, it’s time to start thinking of cooler weather and preparing your home for it. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line.…...

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CUB statement on refund connected to ComEd scandal

We are disappointed in today’s Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) ruling, and we plan to file a petition for rehearing. A $36 million refund falls short of the refund recommended by CUB, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the City of Chicago. Further, this case was limited to direct costs and…...

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Free upcoming CUB events in August 2022

As we enter the final weeks of summer, it’s time to start thinking of cooler weather and preparing your home for it. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of FREE CUB events this month–including our “Summer Series”–that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom…...

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