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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Naperville eyes electric rate increase to cover deficit

    Naperville residents who were expecting a 2 percent hike in the cost of electricity this year will have to brace for an increase that’s triple that amount. The City Council began debating this week how to address a budget deficit projected for its...
  • What to do once you have a smart meter

    What to do once you have a smart meter
    The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a "smart meter" on your home. Now what? There's a slew of products available to help you take advantage of the technology to lower your energy usage and save money. But knowing what will work with the new...
  • Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit

     Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit
    Naperville residents are likely to see their electric rates spike 6 percent this spring instead of the 2 percent they expected. City officials discussed the rate hikes Monday in light of a $14 million deficit in the utility's budget. It also is short...
  • First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays

    First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays
    Following a series of fits and starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval Wednesday for his first Chicago Infrastructure Trust project, but only after the work was scaled back again due to lack of interest from investors. The trust’s initial...
  • 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...
  • Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases

     Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases
    Naperville residents are not so much shocked over an impending hike in electric rates as they are concerned that the city should have acted sooner on the warning signs of a pending deficit. About 75 people attended a three-hour informal open house...
  • 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....
  • 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....