ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.
Peoples and North Shore Gas are seeking a combined $88 million rate increase.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has ordered ComEd to refund $36.7 million to its customers.
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.
Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed controversial legislation that would have changed the way ComEd rates are determined in order to pay for a so-called “smart grid.”
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.
The Illinois Tollway board appears ready to hike I-Pass tolls from 15 cents to 90 cents per toll on Thursday, and Gov. Quinn says that’s what’s needed for the state to have good roads.
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.
Metra CEO Alex Clifford is weighing a plan to cut service and raise fares as early as July, to offset recent high fuel costs. Newsradio 780’s Bob Roberts reports.
If the Illinois Commerce Commission goes along with the recommendation of its judge, your ComEd bill will soon go up by about 3 percent.
Customers of the electric utility NIPSCO gave regulators an earful Thursday night over a proposed 7.9 percent rate increase.
The idea of automatic rate hikes for ComEd doesn’t sit well with the AARP – and senior citizens were out this afternoon at an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing to voice their views.
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.
Mayoral candidate Miguel Del Valle says the parking meter privatization deal two years ago was a raw deal for Chicagoans, and if elected, he plans to renegotiate the contract.