CHICAGO – To ensure that bill-payers are not overpaying for services, the Citizens Utility Board and state Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, will be hosting a clinic to help residents possibly save money on electric, gas and phone bills on Monday, February 5 at John C. Haines Elementary School in Chicago.
“With winter weather increasing residents’ utility usage, it’s important that consumers are not overpaying or paying for services that they may not need or use,” said Mah. “CUB does a great job of identifying hidden fees and unnecessary charges, while educating consumers on energy conservation.”
The event will be held on Monday, February 5 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. in the lunchroom of John C. Haines Elementary School, located at 247 W 23rd Pl. in Chicago. Community members are asked to bring current copies of electric, gas and phone bills for a CUB expert to personally review the statements and find ways to provide savings. Volunteer Spanish and Chinese translators will also be provided for those who need language assistance.
“Many times people are paying a substantial amount more than they should be on everyday utilities,” said Mah. “This clinic gives my constituents the opportunity to receive personalized and private advice on how they can potentially save money from the consumer protection group, Citizens Utility Board.”
Registration is required to partake in this event. To register, residents are encouraged to call Rep. Mah’s district office at 872-281-5775 and be sure to include whether or not a translator will be needed. Parking will be available in the Haines Elementary School Parking lot and on nearby streets.
Mah represents the 2nd District, which includes the Chicago neighborhoods of McKinley Park, Pilsen, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Brighton Park and Back of the Yards.