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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Frustration mounting over Naperville electric rates

     Frustration mounting over Naperville electric rates
    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...
  • Electric bill hike approved in Naperville

    Electric bill hike approved in Naperville
    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...
  • Electric rate could rise for some Mundelein residents

    Electric rate could rise for some Mundelein residents
    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...
  • Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax

    Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax
    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....
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
  • Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax

    Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax
    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...
  • Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates

    Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates
    Batavia officials are considering an electric rate increase or an increased sales tax to help pay for the city's participation in an energy project that is costing the city millions. In advance of a March vote on whether to increase rates or taxes,...
  • Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia

    Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia
    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...
  • Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings

    Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings
    As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • Koch brothers vs. the solar industry

    Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20 The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes. Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...