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Free CUB clinic to analyze electric, gas, phone bills in Granite City area

The Citizens Utility Board will hold a free clinic to help Granite City-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year on their utility bills.

illinoiscitizensutilityboardlogoConsumers 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. The clinic, supported by state Reps. Monica Bristow, Katie Stuart and Jay Hoffman, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Granite City Township, 2060 Delmar Ave.,
Granite City.

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.
* Programs such as Peak Time Rewards and Power Smart Pricing that could save consumers money.
*Utility rates and making the right choices in the electric market.
*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 a 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, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.

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