Citizens Utility Board to help Cal City residents at health fair

2013-05-09T00:00:00Z Citizens Utility Board to help Cal City residents at health fairFor The Times nwitimes.com
May 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CALUMET CITY | The Citizens Utility Board will give Calumet City consumers money-saving light bulbs, helpful tips, and information about a free, energy-saving online service that has been showing people how to save about $100 a year.

Bilingual CUB experts will staff a table at a health fair hosted by Alderman Magdalena J. “Leni” Wosczynski. The health fair is from 1 to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave.

“Knowledge is power, but not the kind that increases your electric bills,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “If you stop by CUB’s table you’ll learn something about your utility bills, and, as an added bonus, we’ll give you an energy-efficient light bulb.”

CUB will alert consumers about CUBenergysaver.com, a free online tool with hundreds of simple actions consumers can take to cut their energy bills. The service has been showing people how to save an average of about $100 a year on electric and natural gas costs.

CUB also will give an update on how Calumet City’s “municipal aggregation” program is impacting electric bills. Plus, each family that visits CUB’s table will get a free Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb.

CUB is Illinois' leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, CUB has saved consumers more than $10 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure consumer refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline, at (800) 669-5556, or visit CUB’s award-winning website, at www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.

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