LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – To ensure that residents continue to have access to money-saving resources amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, is encouraging residents to take advantage of a free virtual utility bill consultation provided by the non-profit Citizens Utility Board (CUB).

“The uncertainty surrounding the economic impact of COVID-19 has all of us a little more anxious than usual about our families’ financial situations and paying the bills,” Edly-Allen said. “The Citizens Utility Board is offering their popular utility bill savings clinics virtually during the stay-at-home order to help residents learn how they can reduce their utility bills.”

To participate, residents should send a copy of their most recent electric, natural gas or landline bills to Aimee Gendusa-English at with the subject line “ATTN: Virtual Utility Bill Clinic.” Participants can remove personal information, but their documents should include the account holder’s name and a return mailing or e-mail address to send their completed personalized analysis. A CUB specialist will review the bills for unnecessary services or potential sources of overpaying and will notify the consumer of financial assistance and energy-saving options that may be available to them.

“It is particularly important right now to connect residents with resources that might help them save a little bit of money,” Edly-Allen added. “I’m grateful to the Citizens Utility Board for adapting to our current situation and offering this utility bill review service while ensuring that we are all can continue to practice safe social distancing.”

Rep. Mary Edly-AllenRep. Mary Edly-Allen

51st District
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Libertyville, IL 60048
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