Winter utility bill assistance offered at South Side fair

Many Chicago area residents will get some much-needed financial help for their big winter utility bills after attending a Utility Assistance Fair Saturday on the city's South Side.

Many Chicago area residents will get some much-needed financial help for their big winter utility bills after attending a Utility Assistance Fair Saturday on the city's South Side.

Officials with ComEd, CEDA, Nicor and Peoples Gas helped residents with funding and customer programs at Kennedy-King College on West 63rd.

"There's two different types of grants you can apply for the help with your heating bill," said Jennifer Block, Director Media Relations, Peoples Gas. "One is LIHEAP, which is a federal and state funded program, and then there's also the Peoples Gas Share the Warmth Fund, and there's over $1 million in that fund."

Another fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on West 111th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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