powermeterROCKFORD – Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Loves Park) along with the Citizens Utility Board is sponsoring an event where consumers can learn more about their options from reducing their gas, electric and landline telephone bills.

"Because of this winter's subzero temperatures citizens, have been hit with a combination of higher usage and higher rates for utilities," Stadelman said. "Since October, prices per unit have gone up from 39 cents to 51 cents for consumers. This event offers an opportunity to learn about all the options available to them."

The event will feature one-on-one analysis from CUB experts on gas, electric and landline phone bills, information on spotting billing errors and incentives designed to help people improve energy efficiency.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Zeke Giorgi Center. Register by calling Senator Stadelman's office at (815) 987-7557.