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Help Julie and Christie fight rate hikes!

CUB has launched its annual consumer campaign in June to rally Illinoisans against billions of dollars in rate hikes. We hope every community in Illinois signs our Rate-hike Fighters Petition. Take a look at the rate-hike battles  CUB General Counsel Julie Soderna and Senior Attorney Christie R. Hicks are juggling before…...

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Congrats to CUB’s Membership Survey Winner!

Congratulations to Joyce H. of Urbana for winning $100 off of her next power bill—and two efficient LED bulbs— through CUB’s Executive Director’s Mid-year Membership Survey! Joyce’s name was randomly selected from a pool of 1,120 other participants after telling CUB which rate-hike battle mattered most to her. The membership…...

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Folks, we have a winner…

Cue the drum roll: We’re pleased to announce that Donna H. is the lucky winner of CUB’s “Biggest Energy Hog” summer quick poll! The Chicago-resident beat out more than 2,350 other hopefuls to snag CUB’s top prize—$100 off her power bill and two super-efficient light bulbs. Her name was randomly…...

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What we’re up against? $6 billion in higher rates!

In the first half of 2016, here’s what our legal and policy teams are up against: Energy giant Exelon is ramping up the pressure in Springfield to raise our electric bills by up to $1.6 billion over five years. We helped win a U.S. Supreme Court battle to stop power generators…...

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CUB asks IL residents: What’s your worst utility bill? (Answer our poll, and you could win a smart thermostat!)

CUB wants to crown Illinois’ worst utility bill—and give one lucky Illinois resident a high-tech tool to help slash home energy costs. For most of April (Earth Month), Illinoisans can answer this quick poll: What is your worst bill?                 Everyone who answers the…...

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Winners of CUB’s giveaway take home smart thermostats

Congratulations to Thomas, of Walnut, and Richard, of Mount Prospect, on winning CUB’s smart thermostat giveaway. The two lucky winners beat out more than 2,000 other participants to take home the free, money-saving devices valued at about $250. For Thomas, who is in the process of moving to Putnam, winning the smart thermostat means he can…...

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Join the fight for affordable electric/gas bills

Today, we’re urging electricity customers across the state to sign petitions to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), based on two recent ICC votes. The good news is that on Dec. 9, the ICC voted for a $66.7 million rate cut for ComEd customers. Rates were expected to go down, but…...

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CUB’s top 5 money-saving cases from 2015

Over the years, CUB has helped save consumers an astounding $20 billion—an accomplishment that would be impossible to meet without our consumer advocates. In 2015 alone, the consumer advocacy team generated $30,000 in savings for individual consumers who called us with a utility complaint, according to CUB records. That’s why…...

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#GivingTuesday kicks off today!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. Now it’s time to welcome Giving Tuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back. We’re celebrating this special day by sharing a few stories of how our consumer advocacy team comes to the rescue of Illinois consumes every day. In 2015, the team…...

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8 ways to stay comfortably warm this winter

By Samantha Vercellino Polar vortex or not, winter is always cold—but staying warm and cozy shouldn’t break the bank. Follow CUB’s simple tips to live comfortably, and save, during the bitter cold. Heat efficiently. Your heating system, like any other machinery in your home, will eventually break down. That’s why…...

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