Illinois Commerce Commission approves Com Ed rate hike

If you're a Com Ed customer, your electric bill is going up.

Thursday that Illinois Commerce Commission approved a rate increase of just over 3.5 percent.

The average customer will pay just under $9 more per year, or 73 cents per month.

The new rates will show up on customers' January bill.

The consumer watchdog group CUB issues a statement saying its disappointed, and that a rate increase is not necessary.

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