Paying Utilities during COVID-19

The CUB website has resources to help Illinois consumers understand how utilities are handling their bill payments during COVID-19.

The Citizen Utility Board is a nonprofit that advocates for fair utility policies on behalf of Illinois consumers. Their website has many resources to help Illinois consumers understand how utilities are handling their bill payments during COVID-19.

CUB Resources

For a list of benefits utility companies are providing to consumers, check out CUB’s guide on Telecom/internet/cable/utility services during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Even more utility-related resources for Illinoisans can be found at CUB’s COVID-19 Help Center.


COVID-19 Utility Concerns Webinar

On Thursday, April 16th, the Citizen Utility Board hosted a webinar on their Response to COVID-19.

This webinar covered…

  • Telecom, Internet, and Energy utility payments during COVID-19
  • Family support and community engagement services offered by CEDA
  • The Illinois Commerce Commission’s Consumer Services Division helpline

Click below to view and download the slide deck from the webinar.

A quick clarification regarding Comcast’s COVID-19 policies: If you’re having trouble paying your bills, make sure to contact Comcast. The company says it will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if that customer contacts the company to let it know they can’t pay the bills during this period.