ComEd offers bill payment assistance

March 16, 2009 3:06:20 PM PDT
ComEd is introducing a new plan to help families who are having a difficult time paying their electric bill.From now until March 27th, customers can sign up for two different plan options.

The first allows low income families pay 90 percent of their bill and the rest will be forgiven. The other allows eligible customers to pay 25 percent of the amount owed and avoid disconnection by agreeing to a payment plan. The remaining balance can be paid over time without any interest charges or fees.

ComEd has two assistance fairs to help customers sign up for the assistance plan. One on Friday, March 20 at Malcom X College, 1900 W. Van Buren Street from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The other on Saturday, March 21 at Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.