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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

A lit furnace. (CBS)

Former Utility Supervisor: Peoples Gas Hid Slow Response Times To Gas Leaks

Joseph Pusateri tells his story and explains why Peoples Gas customers across Illinois should be furious because of what he says he was told to do by his boss. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

05/23/2014

Natural Gas Flame

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

The Citizens Utility Board condemned the cost increase to customers.

02/26/2014

(Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Here’s Why Your Heating Bill Has Been So High (It’s Not Just The Cold)

Has your heating bill gone way up the last few months? Especially compared to last year? There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are many reasons, and not all of them have to do with the terrible cold that’s caught Chicago in a mercilessly frigid headlock.

02/13/2014

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.

01/27/2014

Clara Kirk (CBS)

Women’s Shelter Without Heat Amid Financial Struggles

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what led to this cold crisis.

10/24/2013

Chicago Public Schools

Elementary School Emptied After Gas Odor Detected

It happened not once, not twice but three times this week alone, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

09/27/2013

Natural Gas Flame

Peoples, North Shore Gas Seek $88 Million Rate Hike

Peoples and North Shore Gas are seeking a combined $88 million rate increase.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2012

(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

Annie Morish had her heat shut off when Peoples Gas replaced her meter and hit her with a bill for more than $44,000, claiming she had been stealing gas. (Credit: CBS)

People’s Gas Offers Payment Plan To Woman Who Owes $44,000 Bill

An elderly West Side woman who has hit with a $44,000 gas bill, has been offered a payment plan from the utility.

02/17/2012

Annie Morish had her heat shut off when Peoples Gas replaced her meter and hit her with a bill for more than $44,000, claiming she had been stealing gas. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Woman’s Heat Shut Off, Hit With $44,000 Peoples Gas Bill

She was told People’s Gas needed to replace her meter. That’s where her nightmare began. Her gas was cut off and, on Wednesday, she got a new bill for more than $44,000, accused of stealing gas.

CBS 2–02/15/2012

Natural Gas Flame

CUB: Natural Gas Bills Could Be $150 Lower This Year

A utility watchdog group says a combination of factors could lead to big savings on your natural gas bills this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

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

(Credit: Peoples Gas)

Peoples Gas Worker Fired For Breaching Private Customer Information

A Peoples Gas employee has been fired after breaching customer information that could be used for identity theft.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Natural Gas Flame

Appellate Court: Peoples Gas Can’t Charge Consumers To Replace Pipes

For the last six months, Chicago residents have been paying more for natural gas, but that is about to end.

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2011

Natural Gas Flame

Assistant Attorney General Fights Natural Gas Rate Increase

Faced with a rate increase, the assistant Illinois Attorney General is stepping into the debate, saying residents should not have to pay more on their home heating bills this winter.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Chicago firefighters respond to a major gas leak outside the Affinia Chicago hotel at 166 E. Superior St. on April 7, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Large Gas Leak Secured Near Streeterville Hotel

Emergency crews have secured a large gas leak outside a Streeterville neighborhood hotel on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

(Photo illustration by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Peoples Gas Customers Could See A Spike

Peoples Gas customers may see a spike in their bills next year after the company asked the state to approve a 10% delivery charge increase for Chicago customers and a 3% hike for those in the northeastern suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

Jessica Aguiar (Credit: CBS 2)

A Fee Even When You Pay Your Bills On Time?

It is hard enough for some to pay bills when it’s that time of the month but now comes news that more and more companies are charging you a fee, even if you pay on time.

CBS 2–01/19/2011

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