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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

Here is a list of organizations and programs that provide assistance with utilities in the state of Illinois:

1. Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Offers financial assistance to low-income households for heating and cooling costs. [Illinois LIHEAP](

2. ComEd - Residential Special Hardship Program: Assists eligible residential customers facing financial difficulties with their electric bills. [ComEd Special Hardship Program](

3. Nicor Gas - Sharing Program: Provides financial assistance for natural gas bills to eligible customers. [Nicor Gas Sharing Program](

4. Peoples Gas - Share the Warmth: Offers assistance for heating bills to eligible Peoples Gas customers. [Peoples Gas Share the Warmth](

5. Ameren Illinois - Warm Neighbors Cool Friends: Provides energy assistance to eligible Ameren Illinois customers. [Ameren Illinois Warm Neighbors Cool Friends](

6. Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO): Manages various energy assistance programs and resources. [Illinois DCEO](

7. Community Action Agencies in Illinois: Many Community Action Agencies (CAAs) provide utility assistance as part of their services. Locate your local CAA for assistance. [Illinois Community Action Agencies](

8. Salvation Army - Illinois Division: Offers emergency utility assistance programs to eligible individuals and families. [Salvation Army - Illinois Division](

9. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago: Provides emergency financial assistance, including help with utility bills. [Catholic Charities Chicago](

10. Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA): Offers resources and assistance through various community action agencies across the state. [IACAA](

11. Illinois Legal Aid - Utilities: Provides legal assistance and resources for individuals facing utility-related issues. [Illinois Legal Aid](

12. United Way of Illinois: Connects individuals with various resources, including utility assistance programs. [United Way of Illinois](

13. DuPage County Community Services - Energy Assistance: Offers energy assistance services in DuPage County. [DuPage County Community Services](

14. Will County Center for Community Concerns: Provides assistance with utilities and other essential needs. [Will County Center for Community Concerns](

15. Illinois 211: Connects individuals with information about local resources, including utility assistance programs. Dial 2-1-1 or visit [Illinois 211](

Before seeking assistance, it's advisable to contact the respective organizations or programs directly to understand their eligibility criteria and application processes.

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