The Urbana City Council is calling on Gov. JB Pritzker to enact a mandatory moratorium on utility disconnections.
This comes after the council passed a resolution to prioritize making utility shutoffs a safety risk.
Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin hand-delivered the resolution to the governor’s staff on Tuesday, Oct. 27, while Pritzker made a stop in Champaign. […]
“I don’t have the ability to simply put a moratorium in a place like that,” Pritzker said. “What we did do was go to the ICC and have them work with all of the utilities to try to have a moratorium on shutoffs.” […]
“I was surprised to hear him say that he didn’t have the power to do that,” Marlin said.