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Ameren, ComEd Steamrolling Auto Rate Hikes in Springfield

Right now, a bill sailing through the General Assembly would lock in yearly, automatic electric rate hikes for two more years–through 2019. And CUB says: Not so fast! 260 more words


Oak Brook Workers Split Lotto Prize

(CBS) — Here’s a riddle: You win a million dollars in the lottery and can barely afford to buy a compact car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found out how. 190 more words


Bracing for winter? CUB is!

At CUB we’re preparing for another busy winter. Are you ready?

In the first half of 2014, CUB’s crew handled 2,507 complaints/inquiries from gas and electric customers reeling from polar vortex price spikes. 351 more words

Electric Bills

Special Report: Is your community power deal still best for you?

Once, municipal aggregation—when community leaders negotiate power prices on behalf of residents–was a sure bet for electricity savings.

Not any more.

“Although it’s still possible to save money with electric competition, the era of easy savings is over in Illinois,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata says in CUB’s  250 more words


ComEd Kicks In $10,000 To Help Repair Veterans Memorial

(CBS) – Efforts to rebuild a vandalized veterans memorial in New Lenox received a big boost Monday when a utility promised to kick in $10,000. 214 more words


Enrollment for Peak Time Savings is Quick and Easy

CUB Director of Governmental Affairs Bryan McDaniel walked us through how to sign up for Peak Time Savings (PTS).  PTS is a free program for ComEd customers with… 49 more words

Saving Money

As possible Springfield battle looms, Crain's analysis finds Exelon nukes profitable

There’s an interesting published report on the health of ComEd-parent Exelon’s nuclear power plants as consumer advocates prepare for a possible battle with the energy giant. 239 more words