Statement From CUB Executive Director David Kolata on the Appointment of Ald. Flores to Chair ICC

Jan 04, 2010, 12:57 ET from Citizens Utility Board

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from CUB Executive Director David Kolata on the appointment of Ald. Flores to chair ICC:

Gov. Pat Quinn's appointment of Chicago Ald. Manuel Flores to chair the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is good news for Land of Lincoln consumers. Ald. Flores has proven to be a strong, independent, and fair voice for consumers during a career of public service. He has made consumer issues a top priority, and has been a strong supporter of renewable energy and energy-efficiency initiatives that are key to controlling turbulent energy prices. CUB looks forward to working with Ald. Flores to promote consumer-friendly telecommunications and energy policy in Illinois.

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. CUB has saved consumers more than $10 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds over the years. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or visit CUB's award-winning website,

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