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2010-08-31 13:20:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd plans to propose an innovative approach to modernize the Illinois electricity system, stimulate economic development and create jobs. In a proposal expected to be filed later today with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), ComEd will propose a pilot program that would allow for accelerated modernization of the distribution system, increased assistance to low-income households and the purchase of state-of-the-art electric vehicles to service the...

2010-06-30 17:02:00

If Approved ComEd Customers Will Have Paid Nearly $700 Million Since 2008 CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Associate State Director Scott Musser of AARP Illinois: Today, utility giant ComEd submitted a formal rate increase request to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) - seeking an additional $396 million for what ComEd is calling "modernization efforts." The reality is that this rate increase will fall on the backs of ComEd customers who...

2010-06-21 13:30:00

CHICAGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Village of Oak Park sustainability manager K.C. Poulos recently received an in-home energy display unit from ComEd as part of its Smart Meter program, and says it wasn't until her kids unplugged their computer that they realized how much energy it was consuming, even when they weren't using it. ComEd hopes more customers like Poulos take advantage of the new smart meter-enabled tools. "We had fun turning appliances on and off to see the impacts; it was...

2010-04-29 16:35:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Thursday praised the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for slashing Ameren Corp.'s proposed $130 million rate hike--a decision that protects consumers from an unfair increase while giving the company the funds it needs to provide safe and reliable service. Although final numbers were not yet in, initial estimates were that the ICC voted 3-2 to cut the proposed increase by about 96 percent, to roughly $5...

2010-04-29 15:47:00

Full Ameren rate increase request denied Statement by Robert Gallo, State Director for AARP Illinois SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, by a vote of 3-2, the Illinois Commerce Commission stood up for Illinois consumers by rejecting Ameren's $130 million rate increase proposal. The ICC approved a $4.7 million rate increase for the downstate utility giant, far short of Ameren's original request. AARP applauds the ICC for standing up for consumers and striking a...

2010-03-09 16:23:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An administrative law judge with the Illinois Commerce Commission on Tuesday (March 9) issued a proposed order opposing the transaction under which Frontier Communications Corporation would acquire the local landline operations of Verizon Communications in Illinois. The following statement should be attributed to Carl Erhart, president of Verizon's Central region: "We disagree with the administrative law judge's proposed order, which, it's...

2010-03-08 11:20:00

CHICAGO, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Ameren Corp.'s push for a $130 million rate hike entered its final weeks, a coalition of consumer advocates on Monday launched a statewide campaign urging state regulators to wipe out the company's proposed increase and instead give customers an overall rate cut. In news conferences across the state of Illinois, the coalition, including the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), AARP Illinois, and several Illinois legislators, announced its "Roll Back...

2010-02-23 11:15:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has filed a petition for rehearing, asking the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to reconsider a decision to grant Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas an $83.6 million rate increase and allow Peoples to hit customers with a controversial charge to recover costs associated with unspecified future gas-main replacement. The ICC granted the increase on Jan. 21, over the objections of CUB and the Illinois Attorney...

2010-01-22 11:41:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois Senior State Director: The Illinois Commerce Commission's decision to approve Peoples Gas' $70-million rate hike is unjustifiable and delivers a hard blow to Chicago consumers already struggling in a stagnant economy. On behalf of our 1.8 million Illinois members, we were initially encouraged by the recent appointments of Chicago Alderman Manny Flores as ICC Chair, and long-time consumer...

2009-11-02 18:00:00

Volunteers Attend Last 2009 Hearing, Urge ICC to Reject $162 Million Increase DECATUR, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barely one year after hitting consumers with a multimillion dollar rate increase, Ameren is back at the trough - asking the Illinois Commerce Commission to approve an even larger rate hike. On behalf of its 1.8 million Illinois members, AARP is set to fight the utility company's plans, urging the ICC to say "No Way!" to their request. Ameren has asked the ICC...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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