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Utility Company Gets Reigned In; Customers to Get Refunds

If you live in metro Chicago real estate and use ComEd for your electrical needs, you could have a refund coming to you. Following a long battle over whether Commonwealth Edison wrongly inflated consumer electricity rates, the Illinois Commerce Commission last week ordered the utility company to refund its customers a combined $36.7 million. The [Read More]

February 27, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Spooky Charges You Shouldn’t Pay

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Halloween told Chicagoland gas, electric and telephone customers that they could be haunted by nearly $500 a year in unnecessary charges. Costumed CUB staff handed out Halloween treats and money-saving tips at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago on Monday, where they unveiled their list of “The Five [Read More]

October 31, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

CUB Says You’re Paying Too Much on Phone Service

Want to cut costs on telephone service in your Chicago real estate? This is the week to do it. Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed September 12-18 as Lifeline Awareness Week in Illinois. The campaign, sponsored by the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), the state’s leading utility watchdog, is designed to educate [Read More]

September 15, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Community Service, Economy

Be Green, Save Green, Earn Green

When you turn off lights, unplug unused appliances and wash only full loads of dishes and laundry, you are doing good for the environment and saving yourself some money. Now being green can also earn you rewards. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) today launched CUB Energy Saver, the nation’s first online service that not only [Read More]

June 02, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Green Living, Green Tips

Yet Another Utility’s Motives in Question

Yesterday we ran a story about west suburban residents facing a water-bill increase due to financial mismanagement by the DuPage Water Commission. Later in the day, we wrote about ComEd’s iffy offer to give Illinois $500 million as long as they get to charge consumers higher-than-market electric rates for four years. Let’s keep the momentum [Read More]

May 06, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (1) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

ComEd Offers Illinois a (Questionable) Bone, Then Yanks It Away

Earlier today we posted a story about DuPage County residents facing an increase in water rates. Now we have another utility controversy. Commonwealth Edison, which supplies electricity to Chicago and surrounding suburbs, offered to give our financially broke state of Illinois $500 million, and in return, ComEd would be allowed to charge its customers the [Read More]

May 05, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Energy Efficient
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