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Oct 16, 2019, 16:02 ET Aldermen Introduce New Resolution Demanding End To Reckless Spending By Peoples Gas To Prevent Crisis In Chicago

Seventeen aldermen on Wednesday showed their support for a resolution urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to pass reforms to...


Sep 27, 2019, 11:16 ET CUB Releases 2019 Guide To Help Consumers Reduce TV Costs

As part of a yearlong 35th anniversary celebration, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), one of Illinois' top consumer advocates, has released its 2019...


Aug 27, 2019, 17:26 ET CUB Statement On Gov. Pritzker Signing HEAT Act

We thank Gov. J.B. Pritzker for signing into law the strongest consumer protections in the history of Illinois' energy markets. This is one of the...


Jun 04, 2019, 14:07 ET CUB Warns Consumers: Chicago Region Ripe For Electric Rip-Offs This Summer

With ComEd's electricity price (6.725 cents per kilowatt-hour) nearly 9 percent lower than last summer, Chicago-area consumers are at heightened risk ...


May 31, 2019, 21:20 ET Statement From CUB Executive Director David Kolata On Passage Of HEAT Act

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) thanks the General Assembly for passing the HEAT Act, historic consumer protections from scams, rip-offs and bad...


Apr 04, 2019, 09:05 ET CUB Testimony: Slash Nicor Rate Hike By $82.5 Million

Nicor Gas' record rate-hike request should be cut by at least $82.5 million, mainly because the company is seeking an excessive profit rate for its...


Mar 27, 2019, 09:36 ET Electric Vehicles Could Lower Power Bills For All Illinois Residents, New Study Finds

The robust growth projected for the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market will usher in lower electric bills for all Illinois consumers—including those...


Mar 18, 2019, 09:34 ET Rep. Connor, Citizens Utility Board Urge Support Of Bill To Require Referendum Before Il Cities Privatize Water Systems

To protect consumers from the growing problem of privatization and high water bills, a new proposal in Springfield would require cities across...


Mar 14, 2019, 15:25 ET Statement From CUB Executive Director David Kolata On Legislation To Reform The Capacity Market

While key details still need to be worked out, Exelon Corp.'s proposal to reform the electric capacity market is a productive step forward. Illinois...


Mar 07, 2019, 14:49 ET CUB Releases Free Guide To Help Consumers Reduce Data Costs

As part of a yearlong 35th anniversary celebration, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has released a free guide to help consumers cut down on data...


Feb 28, 2019, 15:41 ET Statement From CUB Executive Director David Kolata On New Legislation: The Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) stands with a coalition of 200 consumer advocates, green and environmental justice groups, clean energy businesses...


Feb 04, 2019, 09:00 ET CUB Releases Its First-Ever Guide To Combat Robocalls

As part of a yearlong 35th anniversary celebration, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) announced on Monday that it has released its first-ever guide to ...


Dec 11, 2018, 10:11 ET CUB Releases Free Online Guide To Help Illinois Consumers Advocate For Themselves Against Big Gas And Electric Companies

As a public service to the people of Illinois, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Tuesday released a free online guide that clearly explains the...


Nov 14, 2018, 13:02 ET CUB Statement On Proposed Nicor Gas Rate Hike

In the same year Nicor Gas won a $93.5 million rate hike, it's now asking for a brand new $230 million increase. This is the largest natural gas...


Oct 09, 2018, 12:00 ET CUB Calls On AT&T To Reinstate Discount For Low-Income Customers

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Tuesday called on AT&T to reverse a decision to end a federal monthly discount for low-income callers—a move that ...


Oct 02, 2018, 11:16 ET CUB Marks Energy Awareness Month with Energy Quiz, $100 top prize

To mark "Energy Awareness Month" and the upcoming "Energy Efficiency Day," the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Illinois' top utility watchdog group, is ...


Aug 13, 2018, 14:46 ET CUB Reaction To Gov. Rauner's Signing Of HB 4508, Bad Water Bill

Statement by Bryan McDaniel, CUB's Director of Governmental Affairs: We are disappointed that the General Assembly passed and, now, Gov. Bruce Rauner ...


Jul 31, 2018, 09:00 ET CUB Warning: Beware Of Electric Rip-Offs

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Tuesday warned consumers about electric rip-offs and scams, in the wake of a new state report that showed losses...


Jun 25, 2018, 02:42 ET CUB, Suburban Leaders Urge Gov. Rauner To Veto Bad Water Bill, Say HB 4508 Gives IL American Too Much Power To Impose Rate Hikes

Suburban Chicago leaders and the state's top consumer watchdog group on Monday urged Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that will give special...


Apr 05, 2018, 05:40 ET IL Watchdogs Call For Market Reforms To Fight Energy Rip-Offs

Spurred by unprecedented financial losses among electric customers across Illinois, AARP Illinois and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) are asking the ...


Mar 19, 2018, 06:01 ET CUB: 5 Questions You Should Ask About Your Utility Bills

As spring begins and Illinois takes a step closer to the summer cooling season, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) issued tips on the five questions...


Feb 26, 2018, 03:40 ET CUB: Proposed State Law Aims To Quash Spending Abuses By Peoples Gas In Bloated Pipe-Replacement Program

A new bill pending in the Illinois General Assembly would eliminate the mechanism Peoples Gas has used to bankroll a pipe-replacement program widely...


Feb 16, 2018, 06:36 ET Statement By CUB Executive Director David Kolata Alerting Ameren Illinois Customers To Proposed Gas Rate Hike

Ameren Illinois has proposed a $46.6 million natural gas rate hike. CUB is reviewing the increase, and we will fight every nickel the company can't...


Feb 09, 2018, 01:32 ET CUB Issues Tips For A Snow Day

With a winter storm warning over the Chicago region on Friday and many children home from school, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) issued tips on how ...


Feb 01, 2018, 12:51 ET CUB Statement On Nicor Gas Rate Hike

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has voted 5-0 to give Nicor Gas a $137.1 million rate hike. We are pleased that Nicor did not get the $208.5...