CUB News Conference To Launch Education Campaign On Chicago Electricity Referendum

Oct 23, 2012, 11:29 ET from Citizens Utility Board

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alarmed by recent polling that indicates about seven out of 10 Chicago voters know little or nothing about a Nov. 6 referendum, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will hold a news conference to launch an education campaign on the measure, which could have a significant impact on what Windy City residents pay for electricity.

The news conference is:

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24
CUB Headquarters
309 W. Washington St., Suite 800

CUB Executive Director David Kolata will detail common myths surrounding the "municipal aggregation" referendum, potential savings for Chicago residents, and why aggregation savings could go away in less than a year unless municipalities include efficiency measures in their energy plans. CUB will unveil an online "Chicago Power Center" where voters can get a clear explanation of the referendum so they can educate themselves before they enter the voting booth on Nov. 6.

CUB is Illinois' leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, CUB has helped save consumers more than $10 billion by blocking rate hikes and securing refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556, or visit

SOURCE Citizens Utility Board