Residents who are struggling to pay their utility bills are encouraged to talk to their utility companies to find out what payment options may be available.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties and are worried about your ability to pay your water bill please contact Village Hall at 708-246-3080. Temporary payment plans are an option for those experiencing financial hardship.
ComEd offers many ways to receive assistance with your electric bill. Visit ComEd's Assistance Programs webpage for more information.
Nicor Gas can provide financial assistance to customers struggling to pay their Nicor Gas bills. Visit Nicor's Energy Assistance webpage for more information.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service is in danger of disconnection or has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.
For more information on the LIHEAP program, please visit Cook County's LIHEAP webpage.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is leveraging federal ARPA funds to help Illinois families access and afford home energy assistance and other essential services during COVID-19. Visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity webpage for more information.
CEDA - Utility Bill (Electric, Gas, Water) and Home Weatherization Assistance Programs
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country, serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois. CEDA serves more than 300,000 people and more than 150,000 households every year. Click here to access their website.