Peoples Gas And The Rising Price Of Heating In Chicago

Heating prices
In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, a worker inspects a heating and cooling unit in a classroom at Calverton Elementary-Middle School in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press
Heating prices
In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, a worker inspects a heating and cooling unit in a classroom at Calverton Elementary-Middle School in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Peoples Gas And The Rising Price Of Heating In Chicago

The Chicago City Council is calling on Gov. JB Pritzker and state lawmakers to increase oversight of Peoples Gas following reports that Chicago residents pay 80 percent more for heating than their suburban neighbors.

Peoples Gas has been accused of “using propaganda” to justify raising heating prices, but company officials say the rising costs help pay for its ongoing pipeline modernization project.

Morning Shift talks to Steve Daniels of Crain’s Chicago Business for more on this issue.

GUEST: Steve Daniels, senior reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business

LEARN MORE: City questions rising cost of heat, demands oversight for Peoples Gas (Curbed Chicago 4/24/19)

City Council panel set to challenge Peoples Gas on rising heating bills (Crain’s Chicago Business 4/23/19)