(Credit: Peoples Gas)

ICC Approves Rate Hike For Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Customers

People’s Gas and North Shore Gas customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly heating bills, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


Natural Gas Flame

Peoples Gas To Charge Customers More Next Month, Wants Additional Increase

The Citizens Utility Board condemned the cost increase to customers.


A lit furnace. (CBS)

Natural Gas Usage, Bills Spike During Cold Snap

Many of us are paying the price for trying to stay warm in this prolonged cold spell. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


ComEd Power Yard

ComEd To Increase Rate For Electricity Delivery Charge By $340 Million

The increase amounts to about $5.50 per customer and is on delivery charges so it doesn’t matter if you have another electric supplier.



Snow Leopard Cub Makes Debut At Brookfield Zoo

Born on June 13th, Brookfield Zoo’s snow leopard cub made it’s debut this Wednesday, September 18th. When we last checked in with the cub in August, it weighed 10 pounds. It’s now a whopping 15 pounds and growing. You can see the cub with his mother, Sarani, and father, Sabu, in Brookfield Zoo’s “Big Cats” exhibit.


Smart Phones

Smart Phone Users Over Pay For Data Plans: CUB

Smart phone users may want to take a closer look at their data plans.


Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CUB: Alternative Electric Suppliers Could Save You Money, But Be Cautious

The Citizens Utility Board on Monday released its first-ever report card on the state of Illinois’ electricity competition.


Power Electricity Generic

CUB: Read The Fine Print On Nicor Electrical Power Offer

There’s a new power player in town, but the Citizens Utility Board says you need to read the fine print.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2011

Verizon iPhone

Survey: Smartphone Users Are Paying Too Much For Data

A new survey suggests you’re probably paying too much for your smartphone’s data plan.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

Power Electricity Generic

CUB: Changes In Habits Could Offset ComEd Rate Hike

The Citizens Utility Board says if everyone did the little things needed to more efficiently use electricity, it would cover the cost of a ComEd rate increase.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2011

ComEd Power Yard

Group Promises To Fight ComEd Rate Increase

The Citizens Utility Board plans to appeal an Illinois Commerce Commission vote Tuesday granting Commonwealth Edison a $155.7 million rate hike.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Phone Bill Savings Clinics

The Citizens Utility Board is planning a series of clinics next week in several Chicago suburbs to help consumers save money on their phone bills.


ComEd Power Yard

Group Slams Bill That Would Hike ComEd Rates

The Citizens Utility Board says it opposes a bill that’s being introduced today in the Illinois General Assembly that would increase electric bills for ComEd customers.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Photo Of A Natural Gas Connector And Pipe. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

CUB Knocks NiCor Repair Program

The Citizens Utility Board calls gas utility’s Comfort Guard program an expensive insurance policy.

WBBM Newsradio–11/23/2010

Teen On Cell Phone (CBS Photo)

CUB Finds Most Cell Phone Users ‘Grossly Overpaying’

The Citizens Utility Board says if you use a cell phone, chances are you’re wasting money.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010