Rate Hike

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.


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

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

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.


(Photo by By: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

‘Smart Grid’ Bill Supporters Working To Override Quinn’s Veto

Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2011

ComEd Power Yard

UPDATED: Quinn Vetoes Bill That Would Hike Electric Rates

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.”

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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


Toll Hike Expected To Be Approved On Thursday

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.


Power Electricity Generic

CUB: Changes In Habits Could Offset ComEd Rate Hike

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2011

Metra Logo

Metra CEO: Rail Agency May Hike Fares, Impose Service Cuts

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.


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

A NIPSCO customer shuts off power. (CBS)

NIPSCO Proposes Rate Hike While Boosting CEO’s Pay

Customers of the electric utility NIPSCO gave regulators an earful Thursday night over a proposed 7.9 percent rate increase.


ComEd Power Yard

Seniors Protest Proposed ComEd Rate Hikes

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.


ComEd Power Yard

Group Slams Bill That Would Hike ComEd Rates

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.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Miguel Del Valle

Del Valle: Parking Meter Deal Is Bad For Chicago

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.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010