(800) 669-5556

Blog

Clean energy and your utility bills: Learn more at a February CUB event

Do you have questions about your gas, electric or phone bills? Have you thought about going solar but need more information? Ever wondered what things you could do to help make your home more energy efficient? Attend one of CUB’s events this month to learn more. Check out our February…...

Read more

Consumer alert: AT&T phasing out low-income internet program

AT&T is phasing out its Access program after four years of offering discounted high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi service to eligible consumers. AT&T will no longer be taking Access applications after April 2020. However, people who sign up between now and April 2020 are still eligible for a year of Access…...

Read more

Natural gas prices continue 2020 downward trend

The weather outside may be cold, wet and windy, but there’s cause for celebration – most Illinois consumers natural gas prices have declined for the second consecutive month. Compared to a year ago, we’re paying less across the board for natural gas. The price per therm you will pay for…...

Read more

More than 23,000 pro-CEJA petitions delivered to governor

Today CUB and other members of the Illlinois Clean Jobs Coalition delivered more than 23,000 petitions from Illinoisans asking Gov. J.B. Pritzker to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). Coalition members presented the petitions at both the governor’s Springfield and Chicago offices, after holding news conferences. CEJA is a…...

Read more

CUB’s new Deputy Director: Fighting energy rip-offs frustrating game of “ whack-a-mole” 

Typically, Sarah Moskowitz would be at one of CUB’s popular utility-bill clinics helping consumers avoid bad deals from alternative suppliers. But last week, the watchdog group’s new deputy director was sitting alongside some of those companies at an Alternative Supplier Policy Session hosted by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).  Sarah,…...

Read more

Bill pending in IL General Assembly would quash the threat of $864M increase on Northern IL customers

Clean energy legislation pending before the General Assembly stands as the only viable alternative to an explosive increase in electricity costs—believed to be the largest in state history—for millions of Illinois consumers, following a recent regulatory ruling by appointees of President Trump, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition said Tuesday. The coalition…...

Read more

Ameren and ComEd electric rates drop

Ameren and ComEd are starting 2020 off right — with a drop in their electric rates. To view these changes, visit the links below that corresponds with your electric utility. You will also be able to order a printer-friendly version of CUB’s Gas and Electric Guide and our newly updated fact…...

Read more

Good news in the new year: Natural gas prices fall 

Natural gas prices have fallen from last month for most Illinois utilities, and they’re down across the board from last January — the perfect way to start off the new year.  The price per therm you will pay for your natural gas in the month of January, also known as…...

Read more

Start your 2020 off right, attend a January CUB event

Happy New Year! Last year, we held a record-setting 569 events in 2019 — we’re looking forward to beating that number in 2020. In fact, it’s part of our New Year’s resolution to serve Illinois consumers as best as we possibly can.  Check out our January events to see if…...

Read more

Anti-robocall legislation rings in the new year

The nation’s toughest anti-robocall legislation, the TRACED Act, has just been signed into law. That’s good news in Illinois, which each year is the target of billions of these nuisance calls. While it won’t stop the pesky automated calls entirely, the act is a concrete step in the right direction.…...

Read more