SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township is hosting an energy fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Thornton Township Hall, 333 E. 162nd St., for the residents of its 17 municipalities, according to a news release.
The energy fair is conducted in conjunction with Nicor Gas, ComEd, and CEDA to assist as many residents with township dollars in paying energy bills as long as the money is available. Thornton Township residents must qualify for these funds, the release states.
Thornton Township is negotiating with Nicor and ComEd to allow services to be connected again. For those who are on the verge of disconnection, township officials will negotiate with Nicor and ComEd to get customers on a payment plan so services are not disconnected.
Along with a photo ID, applicants must provide proof of gross income from all household members for 30-day period prior to the application date (LIHEAP program only), annual income for each household member 16 years and older (weatherization program only), current copy of heat and electric bills issued within the past 30 days, proof of ownership of dwelling, (lease, rent receipt) and Social Security numbers of household members.
The 2013 Energy Fair is sponsored by Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, Calumet City 7th Ward Alderman Antoine Collins and Tannika Hughes, event chairpersons; CEDA, Nicor Gas, ComEd, in partnership with Illinois state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City; Illinois state Rep. William “Will” Davis, D-East Hazel Crest; Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims and Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy.
For additional information about the energy fair, call (708) 596-6040, ext. 3132.