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Memorial Day - 2012 Once A Year Junk Drop Off Salux'tl,lv & Sunday lunc ]6& 17 Page 11 MthP(ask!th = 24 Issues AYear mes,l000 Thursday - June 7, 2012 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 WCOTA C-12/31/12 SHELTON WA 98584-2263 L ../ Times Photo VERNON VOELKER - WWII Veteran of the Pacific - attended Memorial Day ceremomes. Allen Schaal Photo Electric Choice has Savings for Some More than 250 communities in Illinois have approved refer- endum measures that enable community choice aggregation (CCA). More than 90 have nego- tiated rates that offer customers the opportunity to save up to 30 percent on their electricity bills. "CCA programs give local governments the ability to pool their residential and small busi- ness electricity loads to secure reduced electricity rates," said Illinois State Representative Mike Former (R), who spon- sored the original CCA legisla- tion. The most recent procure- ment contracts between com- munities and their new power suppliers feature energy rates that range from approximately 4 cents to 5 cents per kilowatt- hour, with over half coming in. at a low 4 cents. All are signifi- candy less than the new default rate of about 8 cents. A 3-cent rate reduction per kWh could yield a total savings per house- hold of about $300 annually, or $300 million over a one-year period for all Illinois electricity customers in the program. See the Illinois Commerce Commis- sion website for a list of select CCA cities and their contracted energy rates: IU8PQV. According to the Local Energy Aggregation Network, which promotes CCA nation- wide, Illinois is the fastest- moving CCA state in the nation, with support for the program growing since enabling legisla- tion was passed in 2009. In Illinois, when CCA is passed via referendum in a municipality, their customers are automati- cally enrolled, though they can opt out. TsPhoto Dumpsters at Mt. Pulaski Township Shed (404 S. SPRING). Put junk in dumpsters - Not near them - Not outside them. Following items WILL NOT BE ALLOWED: Clothing, Batteries, Paint, Paint Cans, Chemicals, Drywall, Remodeling Debris, Tires, Riding Lawn Mowers, Computer Monitors or Hard Drives, TVs, or Fluoremmt Lights.