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Scott overwhelmed by support from CUB members, staff

Scott Allen, CUB’s environmental outreach coordinator in Hillsboro, knew he had a tough road to recovery after a harrowing collision with a semi-truck. But the avid runner has put in the time at physical therapy, for a quicker return to the trails—and work. “The doctors told me that it would…...

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Future looks bright for solar in Illinois

By Martin Manov, CUB volunteer The state’s new Community Solar program offers a bright and clean future for Illinois. I, for one, have always been a strong advocate for clean energy and sustainability—and I’m not alone. “Going green” is a good investment, because it can lower energy costs and help…...

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New milestone: $2.5 billion in consumer savings

CUB joined ComEd and Elevate Energy at the Shedd Aquarium today to celebrate an important milestone: $2.5 billion in consumer savings because of energy efficiency. But this milestone is just one step on the path to even bigger savings to come for Illinois customers. The Future Energy Jobs Act—historic energy…...

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BREAKING: Donations matched today!

BREAKING: Members of our board and other good friends have stepped to the plate and are matching donations today. A donation of $10 or more—whatever you can afford—will go into our legal defense fund to fight these battles: Challenging Nicor Gas’ $208.5 million rate-hike request. Fighting ComEd’s $96 million rate hike. (We’ve already…...

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Join CUB’s Community Action Campaign

This June we’re challenging EVERYONE in Chicago to join CUB’s Community Action Campaign. In the battles below, Julie, CUB’s general counsel, is up against the best lawyers the utilities can buy. She can’t beat them alone, which is why you and your neighbors must join the fight. Remember they only win when…...

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CUB Survey: What utility battle is most important to you?

Today, CUB kicks off its month-long Chicago Action Campaign to raise awareness that the utilities are trying to increase your rates by up to $10 billion. We always like to hear from you, so we’re starting the campaign by asking: What utility battle is most important to you? Of course, we’re…...

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Get your CUB pint glass TODAY!

Summer calls for celebrations, so it’s a perfect time to toast a historic victory that we accomplished together! Late last year, your activism (tens of thousands of messages sent to legislators) helped pass the Future Energy Jobs Act—and that’s good news for anyone committed to efficiency and lower utility bills.…...

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Take action for Efficiency!

Watching daily developments in Washington, it’s easy to get discouraged. But as a nonpartisan group that works to lower utility bills, we want to alert you about good legislation on Capitol Hill—and give you a chance to take action. Just last week, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee recommended that…...

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POLL: What’s most annoying about cellphone service?

As it tries to pass legislation that would lead to the end of traditional landline service, AT&T is pushing phone alternatives that tend to be less reliable and more expensive, such as wireless service. Tell us what you find most annoying about your cellphone service by Wednesday, May 31, and you…...

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Fight for your Internet!

We’ve talked a lot about AT&T’s push in Springfield to end traditional home phone service—but it and other Internet providers like Comcast have been busy in Washington too. They’re trying to dismantle historic consumer protections called “net neutrality.” And that’s could mean bad news for our pocketbooks. Get the facts, and…...

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