Citizens Utility Board

Government
6:41 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Water Outsourcing Bill On Governor's Desk

Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

Public water outsourcing could change dramatically under a bill sitting before Illinois' governor. The measure has produced many critics, who say it would harm consumers.

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Electric Aggregation
4:54 am
Tue February 19, 2013

"Honeymoon" Ending For Alternative Energy Suppliers

Credit Citizens Utility Board

In the past couple years, Illinois communities and households have been leaving behind Com Ed. The Citizens Utility Board, 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. 

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Illinois
6:20 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Watchdog says savings from electricity aggregation could be short-lived

Many northern Illinois communities are rolling out their electricity aggregation programs. The process allows cities to seek cheaper utility rates for residents and businesses. But a watchdog says consumers she be aware of certain factors before signing up.

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