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The Village will have the following positions open for the Consolidated Election April 4, 2017

Mayor - 4 year term
3 Trustees - 4 year term
Nomination packets may be picked up by contacting the Village Clerk
Cheryl Liebenstein
815-443-2140
The packets will be available beginning Wednesday September 14th.
No signatures on the nomination papers are allowed until September 20th.

SCAM ALERT:

We have learned of another scam that we’d like to make you aware of. Business owners are getting calls from someone claiming to be with ComEd. You are told your ComEd account is past due and you are scheduled to be disconnected the same day if you don’t pay the amount due immediately. They give you another number to call to make payment arrangements. Some customers report being told that the only way to avoid service interruption is to wire cash. ComEd does not operate this way, they send delinquent notices first. 

If you encounter a call of this nature, please call ComEd at a number listed on your electric bill (800 334-6331), not the number the caller supplies you. Ask ComEd to verify your current account status and balance due. They will be able to tell you if you are scheduled for service interruption or are current on your account(s).

ComEd is aware of these scams and has been investigating them.  However, these calls often originate outside the United States. They have reported this to numerous law enforcement agencies and the Illinois Attorney General’s office.   ComEd stated that the best way to stop these practices is through education, which is why we are sending these out to our customers. 

Please use extreme caution when receiving calls or visits regarding your utilities. When in doubt, don’t give out any account information. You can always call the number listed on your utility bill to verify the caller or visitor or give us a call at Rock River Energy Services at 815-732-4603 to follow up on these for you.

 

Rock River Energy Customers

(Rock River Energy negotiates our contracts for the Village) 

Recently some of our customers have been receiving a rash of calls from a company called Realgy.  They state that they are from ComEd and want to review your bills.   

They claim they can save 20% on the energy portion and that they can save on the Delivery charges also.  

 

Customers can be subjected to a termination fee from the present supplier for switching before the end of the contract.

The rate is still unknown until you receive a bill.

The discounted monthly delivery charge is in addition to their energy charge, there is no ComEd delivery charge discount. 

 

Realgy is not the only supplier using misleading tactics. Some call, some come to your door. While not all of them are dishonest there is a high prevalence of misleading tactics, so we need to caution you to beware. If have received or you get any similar calls or visits, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY ELECTRIC OR GAS ACCOUNT INFORMATION and feel free to call Rock River Energy Services at 815-732-4603  to discuss.  If you end up getting a ComEd switch letter, call us immediately.

 



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Don't Get Scammed

ComEd has seen an increase in reports of individuals calling ComEd customers and falsely claiming their electric service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different phone number with the personal identification number (PIN) or other personal information. They also use a tactic called “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID displayed phone number so that it appears as a ComEd number.

Remember

ComEd representatives will never call you to ask you for cash or request that you purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on your bill. If you have concerns about the status of your account, call ComEd’s Customer Service line at 1-800-334-7661 (1-800-EDISON1).

If you believe you have been the target of a phone scam, ComEd urges you to contact the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 1-800-386-5438 (TTY1-800-964-3013), or visit the Illinois Attorney General's website and click on the “Protecting Consumers” link.

  

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