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There isn’t a case CUB can’t help solve

By Samantha Vercellino Sometimes selling your house can be frustratingly hard–even for your electric bill. Mark DeVaun should know. The sale of his home was moving forward, and the electric service was switched to the buyer’s name. However, a missed down payment on the buyer’s end delayed the house closing…...

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Give a little bit of your time—to CUB!

Looking for ways to give back? CUB’s Volunteer Program may be the perfect opportunity to do just that. The program consists of consumers across the state who are interested in helping CUB’s Outreach team in and out of the office. Volunteers are asked to do a variety of tasks ranging…...

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60 events! Outreach on record-setting pace in August

A big thank you to CUB’s Outreach team, which is on track to hold a record-breaking 60 money-saving events in August! The 10-member team is trying to beat the previous record of 57 speaking engagements, tabling events and utility-bill checkups across the state. Recently, the team traveled to Hillsboro, Maywood,…...

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Good riddance to obnoxious exit fees

In the General Assembly’s spring session, CUB championed the only major energy legislation to get passed—a bill that says sayonara to bad fees. State lawmakers unanimously approved a bill (HB 3766) that would cap exit fees charged by alternative power suppliers. Residential and small-business customers get slapped with these fees when…...

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Early morning special includes utility bill help for Rockford group

By Samantha Vercellino Last Tuesday, the Rock Church Wellspring Seniors Group gobbled up eggs and pancakes while learning how to slash their utility bills by CUB experts. The Outreach Team was asked to join the group’s monthly breakfast by John and Mavis Readman of Rockford who have been CUB members…...

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Grateful AT&T customer gives a big thank you to CUB

By Samantha Vercellino Two months had passed and Chicago-area resident Michael could not understand why AT&T was sending him bills for home phone service that he did not have. But when he called to resolve the issue, he said AT&T representatives told him he was responsible for paying half the…...

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Last Chance to do Valentine’s Day Shopping!

By Samantha Vercellino Don’t have time to buy that special someone a Valentine’s Day gift? Luckily, you can do your last minute shopping online and support CUB at the same time. Shop at more than 250 popular retailers (like Amazon, Target and Nordstrom), and they will donate up to 20…...

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Consumer Alert: Highest prices in the Illinois electric market

The Illinois electric market can be confusing (and expensive!) but CUB is here to help. We reviewed more than 100 individual offers from alternative electric suppliers across Illinois and we want to warn you about the highest prices we found.  Some of these rates about double that of the regulated utility! In  ComEd territory,…...

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Meet CUB’s Outreach Volunteer Arpi Yazijian!

By Samantha Vercellino CUB’s Outreach Volunteer Arpi Yazijian knows that big utilities never get tired of asking for more money, which is why she volunteers her time helping the watchdog group protect consumers like you. The Glenview-area resident—who’s been a CUB member for ten years –contacted Illinois’ leading utility nonprofit…...

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Our most inspiring stories of 2014

Happy Giving Tuesday– the International Day dedicated to giving back!  In honor of this special day and momentous year, we’re giving away a free usable tote bag for donations of $10 or more.  Give now and tell your friends! As we finish celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2014, CUB is looking…...

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