But I did meet up with a couple of the guys from my daily, early morning, no-holds-barred koffee klatch.
After they left our local Starbucks I read the Sunday Chicago Sun Times. A "Legal Notice" from the Illinois-American Water Company in the Public Notices section of the classifieds caught my eye because I am very interested in water.
(Note: IMO Mayor Emanuel’s interest in fixing water mains and putting water meters on everything are likely just the first steps toward privatization of Chicago’s water system.)
I am including the entire text in italics of the “Legal Notice”. Pay particular attention to the TWO dates of publication of the Notice.
“To Customers of Illinois-American Water Company (IAWC)
IAWC hereby gives notice to the public in accordance with 83 Ill. Adm. Code Section 655.60(h) that an information sheet had be filed on December 20, 2011, with the Illinois Commerce Commission (Commission) to revise the purchased water surcharge for Customers in the Moreland service district, which includes Chicago and Norwood Park.
If the Commission takes no action, the revised information sheet will be implemented with an effective date of January 1, 2012. A copy of IAWC’s filing with the Commission may be inspected by any interested party at any business office of IAWC.
Customers should be advised that the Commission may alter or amend the rates or conditions of service after hearings held pursuant to 83 Ill. Admin. Code 200 and may increase or decrease individual rates in amounts other than those requested by the company.
Interested parties may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from IAWC or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Commission, 527 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701
Publish: 12/25/2010: 01/01/2012 209060
I will be doing more research and writing on this situation this week because I tend to think something odd is afoot when legal notices are published only on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Yes those two days were Sundays and people tend to read Sunday papers. But not so much on major holidays.
Here's the website for American Water. I get the heebie jeebies thinking about private corporations controlling water.