Lisa Madigan Reaches $18.5 Million Settlement With Peoples GasAttorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday two settlements totaling $18.5 million with Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company and its former parent company Integrys Energy Group, and current owner WEC Energy Group, for misleading consumers about the cost of its Accelerated Main Replacement Program.
Complaint: Peoples Gas Officials ‘Misled’ Regulators About Cost OverrunsTop officers of Peoples Gas “knowingly misled” state regulators about the ballooning cost of a multibillion-dollar upgrade program to pave the way for a 2015 merger, according to a complaint filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a utility watchdog.
Gas Main Leak In South Austin Secured gas man break forced homeowners out into the cold in the South Austin neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon.
ICC Opens Formal Probe Of Peoples Gas ProjectThe commission said it will investigate whether Peoples Gas, Integrys Energy Group or Wisconsin Energy Co. “knowingly misrepresented facts or withheld information” about the long-term cost of the Accelerated Main Replacement Program.
Madigan Seeks Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement ProgramMadigan said an independent audit of the Peoples Gas Accelerated Main Replacement Program revealed skyrocketing costs for consumers. Originally estimated to cost $2.2 billion when it was first approved in 2009, the pipe replacement program could now cost $8 billion, according to an audit by Liberty Consulting Group.
Utilities, Watchdog Warn Customers Of ScamsIt's unusual for three utilities and the Citizens Utility Board to come together for a single news conference, but they did just that Friday to try to prevent customers from being scammed.
Whistleblowers Prompt Investigation Into Peoples Gas ProgramThe Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday announced an investigation into Peoples Gas’ controversial and pricey gas-main replacement program in Chicago after allegations by two whistleblowers.
State Weighing Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement ProgramCome Wednesday, the Illinois Commerce Commission will consider opening an investigation into allegations of mismanagement of Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company’s natural gas main replacement program.
ICC Approves Rate Hike For Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas CustomersPeople's Gas and North Shore Gas customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly heating bills, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
Several Homes In Gage Park Without Heat After Gas LeakAbout half-dozen homes were without heat after a gas leak in the Gage Park neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday evening.
Peoples Gas Restores Service To Dozens In Beverly And Morgan Park Peoples Gas crews were spending the day dealing with two gas line issues in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods on Thursday.
Peoples Gas Repairs Damaged Main After Service Knocked Out To More Than 90 HomesAnother gas main hit by a Water Department crew on the South Side is leaving 91 customers without service.