Press Release

Sente, Consumer Advocates to Help Local Families Cut High Utility Costs at Free Event


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is partnering with the Citizens Utility Board (C.U.B.) and the Village of Wheeling to host a free Utility Bill Clinic for local families on Monday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center, located at 199 N. 1st St. in Wheeling.

“During these challenging economic times, consumers must stay vigilant in order to opt-out of unnecessary charges, spot billing errors and register for programs designed to save them money,” Sente said. “There are many ways for families to reduce their utility bills, but unfortunately the special programs and rebates that are available are not widely known.”

To help families save money, Sente will host experts from C.U.B. who will review residents’ gas, phone and electric bills line-by-line in order to identify hidden fees and unused services that can be eliminated to save money. Attendees should bring copies of their most recent utility bills to the workshop if they wish to receive free one-on-one assistance.

Space is limited, so residents are encouraged to RSVP. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Sente’s full-time constituent service office at 847-478-9909 or email

“Whether it be advocating for responsible budgeting practices and property tax relief or hosting events to connect residents with helpful state services, it is my priority to help families save their hard-earned dollars,” Sente said. “This is a unique opportunity for working families, young homeowners and seniors living on fixed incomes to learn about cost-saving utility options, while also taking a moment to share their thoughts and opinions with me at a convenient location in our community.”