(SPRINGFIELD) Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Illinois during the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Illinois Emergency Management Training Summit in Springfield where the Governor greeted a crowd of more than 600 first responders and emergency workers. The theme is “Disasters Happen – Prepare Now – Learn How” as residents throughout the state are urged to go online and checkout the disaster preparedness information at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.
(CHICAGO) State Attorney General Lisa Madigan sent letters to ComEd and Ameren urging the public utilities to include electric supply price comparison information on customers’ monthly utility bills to inform consumers about the true cost of enrolling with alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES). Madigan’s letters urge the utilities to clearly disclose to customers who have switched to an ARES the price they are paying on their monthly utility bills as well as the comparison price that those customers would have paid if they had stayed enrolled in traditional utility service through Ameren or ComEd. With 103 ARES licensed to sell electricity in Illinois, Madigan said that in the past four years, consumers who enrolled with ARES service have paid over $600 million more for electricity than they would have paid with Ameren or ComEd service. For more details, go online at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov.