Earlier this year, Peoples Gas petitioned the commission for what would be a record-setting increase of $402 million. This would lead to an average increase of $11.83 a month for each customer. There’s been fierce opposition and charges that it will disadvantage Black and brown Chicagoans who are already struggling to pay their bills.
Reset learns more about why the utility company is calling for this increase now and how it could impact consumers.
GUESTS: Sarah Moskowitz, executive director, Citizens Utility Board
Robert Channick, business reporter, Chicago Tribune