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A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.

07/09/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9B

Illinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.

06/23/2014

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City, CUB Seek Probe Of Alternate Power Suppliers’ Rates

City officials and a utility watchdog group have requested a state investigation into some alternative power that may be tricking or confusing Chicago customers with their prices.

06/11/2014

ComEd Power Yard

ComEd Raising Energy Rates Next Month

ComEd customers will be getting socked with higher electric bills this summer.

05/07/2014

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

CUB Promises To Fight Potential ComEd Rate Hike

ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.

04/16/2014

Storm Damage At Addison Street And Panama Avenue

ComEd Customers Could Be Reimbursed For 2011 Storm Damage

ComEd said Thursday that it will file an appeal to the Illinois Commerce Commission to avoid having to reimburse customers for storm damage from two years ago.

06/07/2013

Railroad Crossing

State Investigator On Racing Trains: ‘Is It Really Worth The Risk?’

A series of pedestrians and vehicles have been hit in recent weeks by Metra trains, more often than not with deadly consequences. The state investigator who is assigned to most such accidents says most are perfectly avoidable.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013

Natural Gas Flame

Alternative Energy Supplier Has Long Record Of Fraud Complaints

One of dozens of alternative energy suppliers now fiercely competing for your business is a company with a bad track record the CBS 2 Investigators have been reporting on for years.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

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Aqua Illinois Customers Furious With Skyrocketing Water Bills

They say they’re drowning in their water bills; scores of angry customers of Aqua Illinois say they have to think twice now about everyday tasks like taking a shower, washing the dishes, or even using the bathroom.

CBS 2–08/20/2012

(Credit: Peoples Gas)

Peoples Gas To Refund Customers Following Court Ruling

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

The Breckenridge family in downstate Streator has been without power for a month over a dispute with ComEd about a damaged utility pole, and has been relying on a temporary generator for electricity. (Credit: CBS)

Dispute With ComEd Has Family Without Power For Past Month

A desperate mother contacted CBS 2 on Tuesday, after going without power for a month. Her LaSalle County home has electric heat, and lately it’s been cold.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

ComEd Ordered To Refund $36.7 Million To Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission has ordered ComEd to refund $36.7 million to its customers.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

The "no parking" signs warning that unauthorized vehicles will be towed at this Lincoln Park lot are not clearly visibile from the entrance, as they are only posted on utility poles at the far rear of the lot. Several mothers had their cars towed when they parked here during a playdate on Jan. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Refunds Ordered For Moms Towed From Improperly Marked Lot

It’s been said it’s easier to take a steak from a bear than it is to get a refund from a Chicago towing company, but that’s exactly what a group of North Side moms achieved.

CBS 2–01/30/2012

Natural Gas Flame

State Approves $4-A-Month Rate Hike For Peoples Gas

State regulators have approved a rate hike for Peoples Gas, although it’s only about half as big as the natural gas provider was seeking.

01/12/2012

(Credit: Peoples Gas)

ICC Approves Peoples Rate Increase Of About $4 A Month

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a rate hike for Peoples Gas, but not as much as the company wanted.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

ComEd Power Yard

ComEd Won’t Reimburse Customers For Damages From Storm Outages

ComEd said Wednesday that it should not be held liable for some damages that resulted from power outages in this summer’s storms. But some customers said that’s not fair and they should be compensated for all the damage and waste when the lights and power went out.

CBS 2–08/24/2011

Tow Truck, generic sized image

Some Towing Companies Charging Drivers Too Much

They did something wrong and paid the price by getting their cars towed, but to make matters worse, they had to pay too much to get their cars back.

CBS 2–07/06/2011

Power Electricity Generic

Commerce Commission: Consumers Can Find Better Power Prices

An annual report by the Illinois Commerce Commission finds some electricity customers could pay less this summer automatically – and the rest of us could pay less if we do a little research.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

ComEd Power Yard

3 Percent ComEd Rate Hike May Be Coming

If the Illinois Commerce Commission goes along with the recommendation of its judge, your ComEd bill will soon go up by about 3 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2011