ComEd Behind “Consumer” Group

A TV commercial is causing uproar in the Sucker State.

From The Chicago Tribune: “We don’t need a California-style energy crisis in Illinois,” cautions a voice representing Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity.”

Except whoops, “Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity” gets most of their money from ComEd.

Whatever you think of the current debate to freeze energy rates in Illinois, (this is not a political blog), just realize that this commercial was paid for with ComEd money. ComEd, ComEd, ComEd. They don’t even deny it:

    ComEd executives said they haven’t kept secret their connections to CORE and that the group’s members have a 1st Amendment right to express their opinion.

Indeed they do. But they’re still ComEd. So now you know.—MEGHANN MARCO

ComEd is behind `consumer’ warning [Chicago Tribune]
CORE’s Website [CORE]


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  1. pronell says:

    And I’ll bet those kids in the commercials aren’t really all about the burning of coal, either.

    Damned kids, always selling out to the man.

  2. juri squared says:

    All I know about the rate hike is that it’s 24% all at once, and that sucks for my pocketbook.

  3. JosephFinn says:

    “A TV commercial is causing uproar in the Sucker State.”

    I think you’re confusing Illinois with California; we haven’t recalled a governor and put in his place an empty suit actor over a fake energy crisis, like California did when En ron committed their little bit of election-fraud skulduggery.

  4. pete says:

    The sad part for Chicagoland consumers – no matter how upset you are about this, you’ll still pay for it. You can choose to not shop at Wal-Mart, but you can’t avoid ComEd…they’re a monopoly. Even if you arrange to buy your power from say, California, ComEd still gets a cut for delivering it to you.

  5. The rate hike is pure bullsh!t. ComEd is buying power from itself in an “open market” where it is the only bidder (Excelon) and they are charging us for buying more expensive power from themselves.

    At least Mike Madigan was trying to stop the rate hike… more than I can say for Emil Jones who is in the pocket of ComEd.