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In honor of the Citizen Utility Board’s 30th Anniversary, the watchdog organization is hosting an “I Love CUB” photo contest to give Illinois consumers the opportunity to show off their communities and win $300.

“Over the past three decades, CUB has travelled across Illinois to save consumers money,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “And one of the perks of this job is we get to see the special places that make Illinois a great place to live. This contest is simply a way to say ‘thank you’ to our supporters from Cairo to Chicago.”

Illinois residents must take a photo of themselves or loved ones while incorporating some aspect of their community – such as a town sign, landmark, natural wonder or roadside attraction.

Participants then can either email the photo to (Subject Line: “I Love CUB”), or mail to I Love CUB Photo Contest, Citizens Utility Board, 309 W. Washington St., Ste 800, Chicago, IL 60606.

Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 1. The entrant whose picture best represents love for his or her community – and CUB – will win $300 towards their utility bills