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Urgent: Call Springfield now

Some big energy lobbyists are invading Springfield to kill an energy efficiency plan that could lower our utility bills by at least $4 billion. Why? Because higher utility bills = big profits for them. But YOU can stop these big energy lobbyists if you make 3 calls TODAY! Please, call…...

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Tell legislators: Strong energy efficiency standards

Any day now, the Illinois General Assembly could be voting on major energy legislation. In Illinois we have a historic opportunity through this legislation to require utilities to dramatically expand their investments in energy efficiency, lowering our utility bills by at least $4 billion and helping to create tens of…...

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Are you on a community power deal?

CUB has sent out a special report about community power deals: Make sure you’re paying the lowest electricity rate possible! We customized this report for Northern Illinois consumers and people who live in Central/Southern Illinois....

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Checklist: What Everyone Should Know About Municipal Aggregation

What price is the supplier offering and how does it compare with the utility’s price? While it is a basic question, it is the key question for consumers: Will I save money with municipal aggregation? Ask community leaders to be clear about the price being offered and match it up…...

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Does your community have a power deal?

Illinois law allows municipalities and counties to purchase electricity on behalf of residential and small-business utility customers living within their borders. This is called municipal aggregation. This is a list of about 600 community power deals in Illinois, according to PlugInIllinois.0rg, the state of Illinois’ electricity choice website. (Communities are…...

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Move to Miami? Here’s what you do to battle the cold!

We were overwhelmed with responses to our October poll asking people to share their best winter efficiency tip. We randomly selected one respondent–Jack, from Evanston–to win $100. His tip turned out to be one of the most unique out of the 200+ responses we received. Jack said he has a “long,…...

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Tell ICC: Lower Ameren’s customer charge

We’ve sent out an action alert to Ameren Illinois customers, warning them about the company’s proposal to raise their electric customer charge by about 9 percent. This is a change in rate design, NOT a rate hike. That means the company isn’t going to make more money—it just wants to…...

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Sign CUB petition about AT&T-Time Warner merger

This week, CUB is asking Illinois consumers to sign our petition expressing concerns about AT&T’s push to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. The blockbuster deal, which will be subject to a Justice Department review, joins media giant Time Warner (owner of HBO, CNN and Warner Bros. Studio) with AT&T, the…...

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CUB changes logo to red and blue for big World Series weekend

In honor of this historic World Series weekend at Wrigley Field, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is changing its logo colors to the Chicago Cubs’ red and blue.  Since these are the first World Series games played at the Friendly Confines since 1945 (a heart-breaking loss to the Detroit Tigers…...

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Breaking: FCC passes unprecedented Internet privacy rules

Big news! The Washington Post reports: “Federal regulators have approved unprecedented new rules to ensure broadband providers do not abuse their customers’ app usage and browsing history, mobile location data and other sensitive personal information generated while using the Internet.” Read the full article here. Thank you to more than 4,500 CUB Action Network members who…...

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