Rep. Welch Sponsors Legislation Seeking to Prevent City of Chicago from Arbitrarily Raising Water Rates Again

Saturday, February 7, 2015 || By Michael Romain On Feb. 6, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th) filed legislation designed to prevent the City of Chicago from arbitrarily raising water rates again on suburban municipalities. Effective Jan. 1, this year, the water rate Chicago charged suburbs such as Maywood, Melrose Park and Bellwood rose by 15 percent to $3.82 per 1,000 gallons–up from $3.32 per 1,000 … Continue reading Rep. Welch Sponsors Legislation Seeking to Prevent City of Chicago from Arbitrarily Raising Water Rates Again