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Work in Your Neighborhood

Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative

Do you ever think about the robust underground pipeline that delivers natural gas to your home?
At Nicor Gas, we don’t just think about this underground pipeline – we design, install, operate and maintain more than 34,000 miles of pipeline infrastructure across northern Illinois. This infrastructure delivers natural gas to warm your home and cook your food while also delivering the clean energy that businesses need to manufacture goods and run large industrial machinery.

To ensure continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to the more than 650 northern Illinois communities we serve, Nicor Gas is increasing the level of infrastructure improvements through a program we call Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative.

Investing in a Wide Range of Improvements
In 2015, Nicor Gas began accelerating upgrades to many parts of our infrastructure under this program to ensure customers have access to the energy they need. The law that allows us to enhance our infrastructure, the Natural Gas Consumer, Safety & Reliability Act, focuses on increasing public safety by accelerating the repair, rehabilitation and replacement of portions of Illinois’ natural gas distribution system.

Investing in Illinois allows Nicor Gas to replace hundreds of miles of aging natural gas pipeline, move natural gas meters from inside homes and businesses to outside, upgrade natural gas storage systems and refurbish stations that regulate the natural gas pressure in your system.

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What This Means For You
If your neighborhood or property is going to be affected by our modernization efforts, Nicor Gas representatives will contact you. This contact may be in the form of a letter, door hanger or face-to-face visit from one of our employees or contractors.

Communities impacted by our main replacement work are listed below. Customers in the communities where work will occur will receive a newsletter prior to the work beginning. Once newsletters are issued, links will be added below. Click here to view completed projects.

Aurora
    Aurora - N. of Clark St. to W. Galena Blvd.; E. of N. Lake St. to N. Broadway (WO135320)
    Aurora - N. Farnsworth Ave (WO135421)
Bensenville
    
Bensenville - Church and Irving Park (WO119942)
    Bensenville - Washington St. and York Rd. (WO119771)
Berkeley 
    
Berkeley & Hillside - Electric Ave. S. to Butterfield Rd., Coolidge Ave., E. to Wolf R. (WO119774)
Bloomington
    
Bloomington - N. of Washington, W. of Center (WO140355)
    Bloomington – Downtown (WO140355)

Brookfield
 Brookfield - Burlington Ave. south to Sahler Ave, Elm Ave east to Anna Ave (WO119732)
 Brookfield & La Grange Park - N of E Jackson Ave. to 26th St.; E of Route 45 to Maple Ave. (WO119948)

Chicago Heights
    Chicago Heights - S. of McEldowney to Hickory; E. of Thorn Creek (WO119841)
    Chicago Heights - N of 15th St. to 12th St.; E of Wilson Ave. to Scott Ave. (WO119896)
Des Plaines
 
 DesPlaines - NW of Dee Rd and Dempster (WO119843)
   Des Plaines - Robin Drive (WO119780)

Dixmoor
    Harvey & Dixmoor - N. of W. 148th St, S. of W. 143rd St. East of 57 (WO119770)
Dixon
    Dixon - E. of S. Dixon Ave. to Steele Ave.; S. of E. 2nd St. to E. 4th St. (WO128704)
Downers Grove
    Downers Grove - E. of Venard Road to Glendenning Road; S. of 39th St. to Sherman St. (WO135406)
    Downers Grove  Oak Brook - E. of Highland Ave. to Meyers Road; S. of 31st St. to 40th St. (WO135417)
Elgin
    Elgin - N. of Schiller St. to Jerusha Ave.; E. of N. State St. to Mable Avenue Park (WO128561)

Elmhurst
    Elmhurst - N  of St Charles Rd E  of Villa Ave (WO119925)
    Elmhurst - Madison St. N of Adams S of Wilson E of Fairview  W of Chatham (WO135422)
    Elmhurst - Madison St. N of Adams S of Wilson E of Fairview  W of Chatham (WO135422) UPDATE
    Elmhurst - N of W 1st St. to W Lake St.; E of West Ave. to N York St. (WO119911)

Evanston
    Evanston - Central Street Pioneer Road Part 1 (WO119815)
    Evanston - Central Street & Pioneer Road Part 2 (WO119815)
    Evanston  Central Street from Gross Point east to Bennett Ave  Part 1 (WO119833)
    Evanston - Central St. from Gross Point east to Bennett Ave - Part 2 (WO119833)
    Evanston - Lawndale Avenue (WO119838)
    Evanston & Wilmette - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 1 (WO119832)
    Evanston & Wilmette - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 2 (WO119832)

Evergreen Park
    
Evergreen Park - 91st St to 95th St, Central Park E. to Kedzie (WO119757)
    Evergreen Park - W 95th St. to W 99th St. between Washtenaw Ave.  S. Utica Ave. (WO119763)
Franklin Park
    Franklin Park  Schiller Park - 25th and Ivanhoe (WO119662)

Glen Ellyn
    Glen Ellyn  Wheaton - S  Lorraine to Spring between Hill and Roosevelt (WO135240)
Harvey
    Harvey & Dixmoor - N. of W. 148th St, S. of W. 143rd St. East of 57 (WO119770)
Harvard
    Harvard - E. of 6th St. to N. Division St.; S. of W. Roosevelt St. to W. Brown St. (WO128713)

Harwood Heights
    Harwood Heights, Norridge & Chicago - E. of N. Oketo Ave. to N. Nagle Ave.; S. of W. Strong St. to Forest Preserve Drive (WO 119620)
Hillside
    Berkeley & Hillside - Electric Ave. S. to Butterfield Rd., Coolidge Ave., E. to Wolf R. (WO119774) 
    Hillside - N. Wolf Rd to Broadview Ave on Butterfield Rd (WO119765)
Hinsdale 
    
Hinsdale and Oak Brook – N. of Ogden to Spring - E. of Madison to Washington (WO135323)
Homewood
   
Homewood  Flossmoor - Dixie Hwy to 183rd St to Flossmoor Rd (WO119877)
Joliet
    Joliet Ohio W. of tracks Scott-Chicago Clay Streets (WO140468)
    Joliet - N of Glenwood Ave. to Mason Ave.; E of Midland Ave. to Reed St. (WO140479)
Justice
    Justice - 79th St  Blazer Ave (WO119850)
LaGrange
    
LaGrange - 8th Ave., S.of 47th St. to 51st St. (WO119873)
La Grange Park
    La Grange Park & Brookfield - N of E Jackson Ave. to 26th St.; E of Route 45 to Maple Ave. (WO119948)
Lake Villa
    Lake Villa - N of W Sunset Lane to W Dering Lane; E of W Cedar Crest Lane to N Route 59 (WO128524)

Lansing
   
Lansing - 178th S. to 186th School E. to Burnham (WO119927)
Lombard
    
Lombard - Lloyd  Pershing Avenues (WO135405)
    Lombard - N Main St to Route 64 (WO135418)
    Lombard - N. of Roosevelt, S. of Madison between Finley & Fairfield (WO135339)

McHenry
    McHenry & Johnsburg - Bay Rd. Regner Rd. east to Bayview Ln. (WO128453)

Mt. Prospect 
    Mt. Prospect - E. of Dale Ave. to N. Eastwood Ave.; S. of W. Memory Lane to W. Henry St. (WO128583)
Mt. Morris
    Mt. Morris - N. of Brayton Road to Sunset Lane; E. of Maple Ave. to McKendrie Ave. (WO128703)

Naperville
    Naperville - E. of S. Loomis St. to Charles Ave.; S. of E. Chicago Ave. to Prairie Ave. (WO135429)
Norridge
   
Norridge, Harwood Heights & Chicago - E. of N. Oketo Ave. to N. Nagle Ave.; S. of W. Strong St. to Forest Preserve Drive (WO 119620)

Oak Brook
    Hinsdale and Oak Brook – N. of Ogden to Spring - E. of Madison to Washington (WO135323)
Olympia Fields
    Olympia Fields - E. of Attica Road to Olympian Way; S. of Ithaca Road to Spirit Trail Park (WO119888)

Phoenix
    Phoenix & South Holland - S. of 147th to 155th, E. of Halsted to State (WO119778)

Plainfield
    Plainfield - ComEd ROW from 127th St. to Caton Farm Rd. (WO108507)
Skokie
     Skokie - N. of Main St. to Carol; E. of Laramie to Terminal Ave (WO119721)

South Holland
    
Phoenix & South Holland - S. of 147th to 155th, E. of Halsted to State (WO119778)

Summit
    Summit - N of W 59th St. to Archer Ave.; E of S Archer Rd. to Harlem Ave. (WO 119858)
Villa Park
     Villa Park – S. Summit Avenue (W090510)
Wauconda
     Wauconda - W of Barrington Rd. to Osage St.; S of N Main St. to Oaks Ave. (WO 128358)
     Wauconda - E. of Barrington Road to Main St.; S. of Oaks Ave. to Kent Ave. (WO128730)
Western Springs
     Western Springs - S. of Rte. 34 to 47th E. of the Tri-State to Clausen (WO119783) 
Wheaton
     
Wheaton - N. of Crescent to Prairie, E. of Webster to Kenilworth (WO135317)
     Wheaton - N. of Roosevelt to Jefferson E. of West St. to Sumner (WO135380)
     Wheaton - W. Wesley St. and W. Union Ave. (WO135408)
     Wheaton - Childs St to Aurora Way and West St to Sunset Rd (WO135407)
Wilmette
     
Wilmette & Evanston - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 1 (WO119832)
     Wilmette & Evanston - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 2 (WO119832)


Replacing Copper Services

Other Investing in Illinois work, including copper service replacements, will occur in communities that are not listed above. You will receive advance notice if your property will be impacted by other Investing in Illinois work. Learn more about replacing copper services:

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As required by Illinois law, the Qualified Infrastructure Charge will be noted as a line item on your monthly Nicor Gas bill. The amount will change from month to month, based on your natural gas consumption and the investment we make under the program. The amounts billed under the Qualified Infrastructure Charge are filed monthly with the Illinois Commerce Commission and will be reviewed by the Commission annually.

For more information, email G2InvestinginIllinoi@southernco.com.

Nicor Gas is proud to be Investing in Illinois!