Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants the city to vie for cheaper electricity rates from companies other than ComEd. The city council will look at a proposal Friday that would be the first step towards making those negotiations possible.
AT&T's recent $3 rate hike for home phone users has caught the attention of a utility watchdog group that says consumers shouldn't have to pay more. Jim Chilsen is a spokesman for the Illinois Citizens Utility Board. He said Illinois has safeguarded options to protect customers from overpaying.