Wednesday, March 6, 2013
After residents voted in November in favor of seeking lower electricity rates, the city is ready for bids from competing companies. The City will review the options before deciding on the best rate.
Chicago Heights is nearly ready for electrical aggregation, as the city awaits bids from various vendors, which are due Wednesday, March 6. At the second special public hearing on electrical aggregation on March 4, NIMEC Director of Marketing Sharon Durling spoke to a sparse crowd of residents and the city's aldermen about the city's electrical aggregation plan, what it means for residents and the city's opt-out plan. Once bids are in place, NIMEC will provide assistance to the city on choosing which option is best for residents. “We do not recommend, but we do give all the information you need,” Durling said. “We will make commentary, but the final decision is yours. We'll give you enough information that you do not have to be an …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Chicago Heights City Council meets Monday, Feb. 4, with several items on the agenda. The meeting will be preceded by a public hearing.
Mayor David Gonzalez and the Chicago Heights City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. The city will be holding a special public hearing at 6:45 p.m., to discuss the proposed plan of electrical aggregation. Click on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the city council meeting. The meeting will be taking place at the Chicago Heights City Hall building, inside the council chambers. Like Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook for updates. Sign up to have our newsletter delivered to your inbox.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Second time’s a charm, apparently, as Heights residents vote in favor of the city's electrical aggregation referendum. Ideally, the move will save residents a considerable percentage on their annual electricity bills.
Chicago Heights residents passed a referendum Tuesday that will allow the village to negotiate better electricity prices for them. The village's electricity aggregation referendum passed by a 26.18 percent margin—with a final vote of 5,515 to 3,227. READ: Full Election Results From All the Races Affecting Heights Residents Now that the referendum has passed, village officials will be holding more public meetings to inform residents about what electricity aggregation will entail. Officials will be seeking bids from power companies to try get a better rate for citizens and small businesses. ComEd will still be in charge of billing and delivering electricity to homes, but that power could come from a different supplier. And although the …