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CUB in your neighborhood: May 2019 events

After a busy Earth Month (staffing over 60 events in April), CUB’s Outreach team is back on the road to help more consumers this Spring. We’re aiming to staff at least 500 events in 2019, as part of CUB’s 35th Anniversary Clean Bill Campaign. The campaign’s goal is to clean…...

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CUB in your neighborhood: April events

April is a busy month for CUB’s Outreach team: As part of our 35th Anniversary Clean Bill Campaign, we’re aiming to staff at least 500 events in 2019. The campaign’s goal is to clean utility bills of bad deals and wasteful spending, and to educate people about opportunities with clean…...

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CUB in your neighborhood: February events

As part of CUB’s 35th Anniversary Clean Bill Campaign, we’re aiming to staff at least 500 events across the state in 2019. On any given day, our Outreach team can be found in various neighborhoods, helping consumers find errors on their bills that cost them money, and enroll in energy…...

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CUB in your neighborhood: January events

CUB’s Outreach team hosted over 500 events across Illinois last year. In 2019, we’re back to visiting your neck of the woods to help you save on your utility bills and find ways to better practice energy efficiency. Here’s an overview of where we’re headed in January. Click any of…...

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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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What’s it like at a CUB event?

By Matt Kulling, CUB Communications Assistant  When I was asked to attend a few CUB events out in the field, I didn’t know what to expect. I heard from the staffers in our outreach department that events were eye-opening and fun experiences, but I had no idea what was in…...

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Outreach team notches $18,376 in consumer savings in first-quarter

Members of CUB’s legal and policy teams aren’t the only ones helping Illinois consumers save money this year. According to CUB records, the outreach department—which holds money-saving events across Illinois—showed consumers how to cut their utility bills by roughly $18,375.72. The nine-member team spends most of its time out in…...

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Free energy-saving products!

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and ComEd have all partnered to bring homeowners free and discounted energy-saving products to reduce their home’s energy and water use. Participants will receive a free personalized home energy assessment along with the installation of discounted energy-saving products: Programmable thermostat WaterSense® certified showerheads Pipe insulation Smart…...

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First Quarter Report: $58,828 in Consumer Savings

While CUB’s legal and policy teams fought $6 billion in higher rates in the first quarter of 2016, the consumer advocacy and outreach departments were busy too, helping consumers save an estimated $58,828.08. According to CUB records, the outreach department–which holds money-saving events across Illinois–showed consumers how to cut their utility…...

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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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