The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Evanston 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-hosted by state Rep. Robyn Gabel, is:

1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29

Levy Senior Center

300 Dodge Ave.

Evanston, IL 60202

Note: To register, please call Rep. Gabel’s office, at 1-847-424-9898, or email

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.

*ComEd’s new digital electric meters, and programs such as Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that could save consumers money.

* Evanston’s municipal aggregation rate (6.923 cents per kilowatt-hour [kWh] through August 2017 with Homefield Energy), and how it compares to ComEd’s standard rate
*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,