Free Citizens Utility Board Clinic, May 7

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By Community Editor

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Chicago-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year. Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs. CUB's utility-bill clinic, co-sponsored by Sen. Harmon.
When: Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Greater St. John Bible Church
1256 N. Waller Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
Note: To register, please call Sen. Harmon's Constituent Service Office, at 708-848-2002.
CUB will give consumers information on:

*How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.

*Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.

*Installation of ComEd's new digital electric meters, and programs such as Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that could save consumers money.
*CUB Energy Saver,, a free online tool that recommends actions consumers can take to cut their electric bills by potentially hundreds of dollars a year. The service tracks real savings and rewards participants with shopping and restaurant gift cards for reducing electricity usage.
*CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556.
Attendees should bring their utility bills so a CUB expert can analyze them. 

 CUB is Illinois' leading nonprofit utility watchdog. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, it has saved consumers more than $20 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit its award-winning website,



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