Regulators voted unanimously to lower a proposed rate hike from Peoples Gas that would have raised Chicagoans’ bills by nearly $12 a month. The current rate hike will be about $301 million — lower than the $402 million requested. Peoples Gas has not yet released details about how that will show up in customers’ monthly bills, but some experts expect bills will rise about $6 per month.
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