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‘Like magic’: Consumer Advocacy Department captures $108,000+ in savings

Each year, thousands of Illinois consumers contact CUB’s Consumer Advocacy Department (CAD), to ask a question or file a complaint about an electric, gas, or telecom/cable company behaving badly. In 2018 alone, the department saved people more than $108,000, including: • $62,082.76, for an apartment building that was the victim of…...

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CUB’s offer to you for fighting rate hikes

It’s that time of year again; sunnier days, family vacations and…CUB membership! If you donate $25 or more to CUB before May 31, you will receive an insulated tote bag (large!) you can use all summer long. It’s perfect for your grocery store runs, picnics and beach parties. We want to show…...

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Fight rate hikes, get a special gift

This year alone CUB is fighting $8 billion in rate hikes and helped consumers save millions of dollars on their bills — but with your help, we can do even more. Donate $10 or more this month and get a heavy-duty shopping tote with CUB’s new logo. This jumbo tote…...

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Your donation is twice as powerful for a limited time!

Today is a great day to join the fight against $8 billion in higher bills. Today, your donation is twice as powerful, twice as helpful! A generous CUB donor—somebody who has been one of our biggest supporters over the last few years—has agreed to match donations. He wants to do this for you—because he doesn’t want…...

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Utility spending on rate-hike cases shows what CUB is up against

Since 2010, Illinois’ biggest utilities have spent $40 million trying to raise consumer rates before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)—an amount that could fund CUB’s entire outreach, legal and consumer advocacy operations for at least 15 years. The lofty figure illustrates what CUB’s legal and policy teams are up against…...

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What we’re doing on our summer vacation

By Sagar Dommaraju This summer, or any other time, CUB’s not taking a vacation from rate-hike battles. ComEd has asked for a $138 million rate increase to help pay for upgrades to the power grid. CUB’s legal team is analyzing the proposal to weed out wasteful spending. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)…...

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Today: Donations matched!

We’ve just received some great news. CUB’s board of directors has stepped up and made an extremely generous offer: If CUB members can raise $5,000 by Sunday, May 22, the board has agreed to chip in an extra $1,000! This will be a HUGE boost to the CUB staff—because it’s crunch…...

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Renew your CUB membership in April!

CUB has launched its April renewal campaign to get support for $6 billion in rate-hike battles. Energy giant Exelon is ramping up the pressure in Springfield to raise ComEd/Ameren power bills by up to $1.6 billion over the next five years. ComEd has filed for a $138 million rate hike.…...

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