Standing Up for Illinois - Office of Lt Governor Pat Quinn

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LIHEAP Season is Here

It's getting cold outside and heating prices are on the rise. If you need assistance paying your heating bill, please contact the Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. You can find out more about their initiatives at or by calling 877-411-9276.

Stop ComEd/Ameren Rate Hikes

Lt. Governor Quinn is leading a citizen movement to stop the ComEd/Ameren rate hikes that could lead to 55% increases in electric bills. Quinn is supporting a three-year extension of Illinois' electric rate freeze. In the spirit of the Boston Tea Party, Quinn is urging Illinois electric ratepayers to send tea bags with the electric bill payments to protest the unfair rate increases. According to Quinn, "it defies common sense to claim this power procurement system is competitive and on the square."

Sustainable University Compact

Lt. Governor Quinn and the Green Government Coordinating Council recently introduced the Sustainable University Compact. This voluntary pledge consists of up to 12 environmental goals that campuses pledge to adopt within four years. To see the signatory campuses and read the compact please click here.

Smart Energy, Smart Business

Electric rates are rising. Make your business more energy efficient. Smart Energy, Smart Business is Lt. Governor Quinn's guide to energy efficiency for small businesses. Click here for the guide.