Chicago Utilities

Chicago Utility Companies

Electricity Companies
Natural Gas Suppliers
Chicagoland Government Services
Public Transportation

Electricity Providers in Chicago

Commonwealth Edison
1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661)

BlueStar Energy Services, Inc.
1-866-BLUESTAR (1-866-258-3782)

Commerce Energy, Inc.
Note: Licensed in IL, but not delivering service, yet.

Natural Gas Providers in Chicago

People’s Gas

Interstate Gas Supply of Illinois, Inc.

Santanna Energy Services

U.S. Energy Savings Corp.

Spark Energy, L.P.
1-877-228-9427 (URS-.2-BUY-GAS)

Ambit Energy
1-888-782-6248 (888-78-AMBIT)
Service Expected February 2008 (Check availability now!)

Telecommunication Providers in Chicago

Comcast – Cable TV, Internet, and Telephone
1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)

RCN – Cable TV, Internet, and Telephone
1.800-RING-RCN (1-800-746-4726)

AT&T/SBC – Satellite TV, Internet, Telephone, and Cellular Phone

Verizon – DIRECTV’ , Telephone, Internet, and Cellular Phone

U.S. Cellular – Chicago’s local Cellular Provider

T-Mobile – Cellular Provider

Government and Public Services

City Water Services
Dial 311 or visit

City Fire Department
Emergencey: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 312-745-3705

Vehicle Services

Resource Center – Curbside Recycling

Cook County – Official Cook County government website

City of Chicago – Official site of city office

State of Illinois – Official site for the state of Illinois

Dead Tree Removal – Request dead tree removal online!

Transportation Services

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) – Includes CTA, Metra, and Pace info
836-7000 (any suburban area code)

Pace – North Chicago public transportation
1-847-364-PACE (1-847-364-7223)

South Shore Line – Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) – Public Transportation
CTA “El” map (PDF)
1-888-YOURCTA (1-888-968-7282)

Metra – Public Transportation for the greater Chicagoland Metropolitan Area and Suburbs

All providers may not be available in all areas