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Price Spike! Send a message to regulators today

Just a few days ago we found out that a recent electricity auction could increase power bills for typical Northern Illinois households by more than $80 in 2018-2019. After a similar auction sparked a 30 percent increase in power prices for Central and Southern Illinois earlier this summer, CUB warned…...

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Higher electric bills again?

Here we go again. For the second time in less than a year Illinois consumers—first in Central and Southern Illinois and now in Northern Illinois—face significantly higher electric bills because of a flawed power-pricing system.  And while electric customers will take the hit, big power generators like Exelon, NRG and…...

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IL Attorney General: Stop rate hikes in Southern and Central IL!

Let’s pump the brakes on these Ameren rate hikes. That’s the message coming loud and clear from the Illinois Attorney General’s office.  And it’s a message CUB wholeheartedly echoes. AG Lisa Madigan and consumer advocate group Public Citizen petitioned federal regulators yesterday to overturn a recent electricity auction that will lead to huge…...

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