Electric Rates

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ComEd Getting More Competitive Against Alternative Utilities

The nearly 800,000 customers who switched electric companies have been seeing a savings of about $10 a month.


Electric Meter (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Voters Approve Bulk Power-Buying Plan

Chicago residents likely will be able to get cheaper electricity from an alternate supplier, after approving a measure allowing City Hall to negotiate cheaper rates on behalf of residents and small businesses.

WBBM Newsradio–11/07/2012

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Mayor Backs Plan To Buy Electricity In Bulk For Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s backing efforts to buy electricity in bulk for the City of Chicago, possibly from a company other than ComEd’s parent firm.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Electric meter. (CBS)

Dozens Of Communities To Vote On New Electricity Rates

Residents of 75 Cook County communities will have the chance next month to vote for lower electric rates. The process is known as “electricity aggregation” — and a 2007 state law requires voter approval.

WBBM Newsradio–02/02/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Maintains He’ll Veto Bill To Hike Electric Rates

A measure that would increase electricity rates for Illinois customers to help pay for grid modernization has finally made it to the governor’s desk after months of being in a legislative hold.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

ComEd Squares Off With Quinn Again On Rate Increase Proposal

Gov. Pat Quinn is about to square off again against one of his favorite targets, ComEd, which wants to raise electric rates.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

What's the cheapest deal for electricity? Consumers are being inundated with offers. (CBS)

How To Weigh Those Offers From ComEd Competitors

It seems everywhere you turn these days, some new electric company is trying to persuade you turn off ComEd and sign up with them. But will making the switch really save you money? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Illinois Senate Chambers

State Senator Says Colleague Punched Him During Debate

Illinois state politics lived up to its rough-and-tumble nature Tuesday, as a state Senator accused another lawmaker of punching him.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

ComEd Power Yard

Bill Allowing Higher Electric Rates Goes To Quinn

The Illinois Senate approved a plan for raising electric rates to pay for one of the nation’s largest projects to modernize the power grid.


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Pending Bill Would Mean Rising Electric Rates

Your electric bill could go up if the Illinois State Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn go along with a bill passed by the state House.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Illinois House Floor

Illinois House OKs Electric Increase, Veto Possible

The Illinois House approved a controversial measure Monday backed by Commonwealth Edison to raise electricity rates to pay for the modernization of its power grid, but there weren’t enough votes to turn back a threatened veto by Gov. Pat Quinn.


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Suburbs Take Advantage Of Electricity Deregulation

A growing number of suburban communities are trying to take advantage of deregulation in the electricity industry, which they say can save thousands on utility bills.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011