Illinois AG’s Legislation Preventing Utility Shut-offs During Extreme Heat Passed House

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced that the state House of Representatives passed his legislation that prohibits utility companies from shutting off residents’ gas or electricity during extreme heat. “Summertime heat in Illinois is not the time to put lives at risk. Too often do Illinois residents die in heat waves that can easily be prevented by lowering the threshold for utility shutoffs,” said AG Raoul. “This updated legislation will protect the health and safety of Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens during extreme heat events through prohibiting electric and gas utilities from disconnecting service for nonpayment.”