| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Downers Grove has decided not to continue with electrical aggregation this year, saying that the new rates would not make the program worthwhile to residents.
The village's two-year contract with FirstEnergy Solutions will end in August. After that,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:32 AM
A new 22-unit townhome community has been approved for the 400 block of North Cass Avenue in Westmont.
Trustees earlier this month approved several zoning code variances for the development planned by Cass Avenue Dream Homes, LLC., which will have...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Glen Ellyn residents will see a 50 percent increase in energy rates later this year as the village's deal with a supplier expires and a new contract takes its place.
The village's Board of Trustees on Monday voted 4-3 on a three-year contract with...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Some La Grange residents are confused by letters from an energy supplier describing power-buying options for the coming year, according to Assistant Village Manager Andrianna Peterson.
FirstEnergy Solutions, the village's existing power supplier, has...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down.
One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Thousands of Orland Park residents enrolled in the village's electrical aggregation program received erroneous notices about their electric service after the village's new electric supplier mistakenly began taking on their accounts a month early,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| 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...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
La Grange residents likely will see their power bills go up an average of about $300 per year — with the first increase appearing on July bills — as regional price changes hit the village.
"The market is changing and rates are increasing...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:23 PM
They are ready for the professional baseball season to begin in Reading. The Fightin Phils, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are hosting the third annual Ticket Hootenanny from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Season...