Inflation continues to be a burden on Illinois families and a major contributor to rising costs are energy prices. The Citizens Utility Board reports natural gas prices have nearly tripled in the past two years, and gas futures recently hit a 14-year high. Abe Scarr, Illinois director of the advocacy nonprofit Public Interest Research Group, says Illinoisans are picking up the tab for wasteful spending by utility companies
A Nicor spokesman said spending money on improvements is necessary to prepare for times of need, such as an extended period of time of cold weather, like the Polar Vortex of 2019.
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November 14, 2022 at 06:44AM