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Electricity Production and Distribution

Don't get shocked

Don't get shocked

The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past. But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into effect in the city, meaning higher end-of-the-month bills. Now that the overall wholesale price for electricity has increased, the majority of Chicago residents, who get their energy from Integrys Energy Services, can expect to see their bills increase by 14 percent to 18 percent, depending on the size of their homes. “It’s going to be unfortunate, I’m sure,” said Solarte, 25, of Ukrainian Village. “It’s...

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