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CUB Alert: Apply Now for LIHEAP Utility Bill Assistance Before May 31 Deadline

With an expensive summer ahead, we urge consumers to apply now for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding before the May 31 deadline. Households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for LIHEAP funding. To help consumers prepare to apply, we are holding two…...

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New video: Protect yourself from utility disconnections

As we approach warmer weather, many consumer protections against utility disconnection are set to be lifted March 31. Make sure to protect yourself with the following tips–and watch and share our new video.   Be proactive. If you’re having difficulty paying your bills, call your utility. Here are the direct hotlines…...

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A no-cost CUB service just for you: Free utility-bill analysis

Are you paying too much with an alternative supplier? Want to know about efficiency programs that can help you save money? Do you just need some reassurance that nothing’s wrong with your bill? You’re in luck; we’ve created a free CUB service to help Illinois consumers during the pandemic: remote…...

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CUB’s upcoming events for August 2021

Happy August, everyone; it’s time for our monthly roundup of upcoming CUB events designed to help you learn more about consumer protections and ways to save on your utility bills.  Check out our list of events to see which one catches your eye—including a summer series of money-saving webinars culminating…...

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CUB’s upcoming events for July 2021

Want to learn more about ways to save money on your utility bills, get your bills analyzed and learn more about consumer protections? Check out our upcoming events for the month of July! As more folks continue to get vaccinated, we are returning to in-person events while continuing to host…...

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