Free Clinic to Reduce Your Phone, Gas and Electricity Bill

The Skokie Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Commission with the support of the Consumer Affairs Commission and in conjunction with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is hosting a free consultation event to advise residents on reducing electric, natural gas and both landline and cell phone bills.  Space is limited! To reserve your spot, please call CUB at 312-263-4282 ext. 111 or email CUB at using the subject line, “Skokie 01/15”

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.

“The key to saving money on your utility bills is simply to read them,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “At a CUB clinic you can sit down with an expert who can explain all the confusing charges, answer your questions, help you avoid scams, and give you ways to slash your costs. You can’t find a free service like this anywhere else.”

At CUB’s clinic, consumers will get 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.
  • ComEd’s new digital electric meters and programs such as Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that could save consumers money.
  • Utility rates, and making the right choices in the electric and gas markets.
    CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556.

A representative from the Illinois Treasurer’s iCash program will be present to help registrants see if the state has any unclaimed property they’re entitled to:

Participants should bring current copies of gas, electric and telephone bills for CUB to review. CUB is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to representing the rights of utility customers across the state of Illinois.

For more information please contact the Village Manager’s Office at 847/933-8257