| Mar 20, 2014
Naperville councilmen this week expressed frustration with the prospect of an electricity rate increase linked to a projected $14 million deficit with the city-owned utility.
Residential customers may have to pay nearly $4 more to their average...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
If you thought you avoided higher electricity costs this winter because you didn't buy power from competitive suppliers who jacked up their variable rates, you may be in for a delayed shock later this spring and summer.
One Lehigh Valley utility...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Saying their finances have improved since the town instituted three utility taxes after the recession, Libertyville's village board recently approved a 10 percent reduction of an electric tax while extending that and another telecommunications tax....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Susan Martucci would love to save money on her electricity bills, but she keeps finding more reasons why she should stay out of Pennsylvania's deregulated electricity market.
I wrote last month about how she felt burned by an extraordinarily high bill...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Electric bills in Naperville are going up about $5 a month for the average homeowner starting May 1 and another $6 next spring.
The City Council narrowly approved a 6 percent rate hike followed by a 7 percent increase to help fill a $14 million...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Mundelein officials are saying residents' electric rate may go up by as much 66 percent or more once the town's current aggregation contract expires in July.
As of now, residents and businesses that don't opt out of Mundelein's aggregation plan pay a...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:12 PM
A Naperville advisory board is recommending the city raise electric rates by nearly 8 percent this spring, instead of the 6 percent Naperville City Council backed last month.
The Public Utilities Advisory Board said it would like to see the electric...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:44 PM
An increase in electricity rates and an increase in sales tax could be on the horizon for Batavia residents and businesses if the City Council approves a proposal at its meeting on Monday that would help pay for participation in an energy project that...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Turn around and look rearward, Sen. Mensch. Cooking up razzle-dazzle schemes aimed at future "deregulation" of the electric power industry has hurt Pennsylvania consumers enough.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, author of last October'...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years.
In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:02 AM
After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further.
In a unanimous vote and with no...