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Clinic helps residents save money on bills

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 2:07 p.m. CDT

NORTH RIVERSIDE – The Citizens Utility Board will hold a clinic on how to save on utility costs at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Ave.

Consumers should bring their utility bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search for ways to lower their utility costs.

To register, call the library at 708-447-0869.

Consumers will get information on ComEd’s plan to install digital smart meters at homes across northern Illinois and North Riverside’s aggregation program and what residents are paying on their power bills

The clinic also will teach residents how to spot unnecessary charges on electric, natural gas and phone bills.

CUB Energy Saver,, is a free online service that has helped consumers cut energy bills by an average of more than $100 a year, according to the organization. It offers low-cost Consumer’s Choice local-calling plans, designed by CUB under a legal settlement with AT&T. The plans have been saving consumers an average of about $200 a year.

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