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You vs. expensive power plants

All this year, you’ve been a big help fighting bad proposals in Springfield. And it’s paying off. The bad bills have been stalled and the energy bill that CUB supports—the Clean Energy Jobs Act—is gaining traction for the Fall Veto Session in November. But there’s one more bill we need…...

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Tell Gov. Rauner to fight rate hikes that cover utility legal fees

Did you know that under Illinois law your hard-earned money helps to cover utility company legal fees?     According to a review by CUB’s legal department, ComEd, Ameren and the other big utilities have charged their Illinois customers about $60 million on legal fees and other expenses trying to…...

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Tell CUB about your worst bill

We all have that one bill. The one that we dread opening when we see that familiar envelope in the mail, or the sender in our inbox. The bill that feels like throwing a whole lot of money down the drain. What’s your worst bill? Tell us and get a chance…...

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From the Desk of David Kolata: CUB Executive Director’s New Year Report

This report is a thanks and tribute to CUB’s supporters. You are working for a better Illinois, and I’m grateful to you. I know it’s easy to get discouraged these days, but remember that you are part of an Illinois success story. Together, here’s what we accomplished in 2017: Legal/Policy:…...

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Tell Congress: Reform pay TV

In a quick poll CUB released last week, 98 percent of you showed support for a “Pay TV Customer’s Bill of Rights”! This week, we want to share those results with Illinois’ Congressional Delegation, and urge it to push for consumer protections for pay TV customers. Here’s the question we…...

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Net Neutrality update: Record number of comments

In response to a planned overhaul of net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received a record breaking number of comments, a few thousand of which have come from CUB supporters. Roughly 2 million comments were filed in one day last week, when thousands of activists, individuals and…...

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No override: Protect veto of SB 1839, AT&T’s bad bill

URGENT: Gov. Rauner has vetoed AT&T’s Senate Bill 1839—bad legislation that would lead to the end of landline phone service. But the General Assembly could override the veto TODAY (Saturday, July 1)! Please, take immediate action to STOP the override. This is our best chance to win this battle!...

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State Capitol update: Protect state funds keeping bills low

STATE CAPITOL UPDATE: CUB needs your help to defeat a Springfield maneuver that’s bad news for our utility bills. Here’s the problem: Special state funds to help make our utility bills more affordable are in danger of being “swept.” That means some people in Springfield want to drain those funds and…...

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Time is running out to voice your concerns over AT&T’s landline bill

We need you. AT&T wants the governor to sign Senate Bill 1839 so the phone giant can eventually end landline phone service in Illinois. Any day now Gov. Bruce Rauner could act on the legislation–so this is your last chance to ask the governor to veto SB 1839. Here’s what you can…...

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CUB Executive Director’s mid-year report

CUB’s legal team gets the headlines with the big victories, but our consumer advocacy and outreach teams offer vital help to individual consumers on a daily basis. The Chicago Tribune’s Help Squad profiled a recent CUB utility-bill clinic. We hold hundreds of events like this each year! Here’s what you and CUB…...

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