electrical aggregation http://northernpublicradio.org en "Honeymoon" Ending For Alternative Energy Suppliers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/honeymoon-ending-alternative-energy-suppliers <p>In the past couple years, Illinois communities and households have been leaving behind Com Ed. The <a href="http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/" target="_blank">Citizens Utility Board</a>, or CUB, says last year Illinois led the nation with a 562 percent increase in switching to alternative suppliers, selling cheaper electricity. But CUB's Jim Chilsen say this summer ComEd and Ameren will be freed from long-term contracts that kept their prices higher.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:54:18 +0000 WNIJ 25683 at http://northernpublicradio.org "Honeymoon" Ending For Alternative Energy Suppliers Quinn signs four consumer-protection laws http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-four-consumer-protection-laws <p>Gov. Pat Quinn today signed four consumer-protection laws banning false phone charges known as &ldquo;cramming,&rdquo;&nbsp;lowering utility costs, and helping resolve billing and credit issues.</p><p>&ldquo;When everyday people work together for the common good, we can improve our state,&rdquo; Quinn said. &ldquo;We need to keep fighting for consumer rights in Illinois and ensure those rights are protected from those who would take advantage of them.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:34:21 +0000 WNIJ 15149 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs four consumer-protection laws Around Illinois – May 17 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/around-illinois-may-17 <ul><li><strong><em>Next Sheley trial postponed to September</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Illinois gets $150,000 of Skechers settlement</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Cities don&rsquo;t want to fund teacher pensions</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Library begins offering e-readers</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Restoring child-care funds advances</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Cites gain in electricity savings</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Schilling makes good use of perk he slammed</em></strong></li></ul><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:46:49 +0000 Victor Yehling 11866 at http://northernpublicradio.org