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  • Letter: Council needs to listen to the people

    On the eve of July 4, 2013, a group of concerned citizens met at Glendale Central Library because Glendale City Council was planning to raise the electric rates of the people without their consent. On Aug. 6, 2013, our City Council, without the...
  • Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills

    Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills
    When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come. Seven years later, the...
  • Legislation would limit variable electric rate hikes to one every six months

     
    The first legislation has been introduced to address the thousands of complaints about variable rate hikes that jacked up homeowners' electric bills by hundreds of dollars. Rep. Robert Godshall's bill would limit how often and how much power suppliers...
  • Letter: Government should also obey law

    In “Funds help pay for the general welfare” (Mailbag, March 15) Fred Fox wrote he’s disturbed by the lawsuit questioning the appropriateness of transferring utility monies to support general services. But, the lawsuit addresses...
  • More changes proposed to address high electric bills

     
    In response to the thousands of complaints from homeowners about skyrocketing variable rates for electricity, state officials said Wednesday they want electricity suppliers to provide more information to customers, including advance notice of some rate...
  • Proposed legislation would limit how much variable electric rates could rise

     
    With complaints rising about fast-rising electric bills, a state lawmaker says he will propose legislation that would place a cap on the amount that a variable electric rate may change. Rep. Robert Godshall, a Republican from Montgomery County who chairs....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High electric bills zapping thousands

    Susan Martucci figured her latest electric bill might be higher because of the crazy cold weather, but the bill she got was just plain crazy. "When you are used to a bill around $150 or so, $650 is way, way off," said Martucci, of Salisbury Township....
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...