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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.

Ensuring the safety of every family we serve is our highest priority. To ensure continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to the more than 650 northern Illinois communities we serve, Nicor Gas is making meaningful investments in modernizing and improving its natural gas infrastructure through a program we call Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative.

Investing in a Wide Range of Improvements

Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative, is a multi-year program to replace aging natural gas pipelines, 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 our system. 

Since the program began in December 2014 through 2017 year-end, Nicor Gas has replaced approximately 450 miles of aging natural gas pipeline and more than 72,000 natural gas service lines. In 2018, Nicor Gas is on target to replace approximately 160 miles of natural gas pipeline and 22,700 natural gas service lines.

What This Means For You

Every customer deserves peace of mind that we’ll be there to keep their homes warm, businesses running and families safe. The improvements we are making to our infrastructure through Investing in Illinois will allow us to continue to deliver natural gas safely and reliably to our customers.

Customers impacted by these modernization efforts will be contacted by Nicor Gas, either by a newsletter highlighting the system improvements and project details, a door hanger left at their home or an in-person visit from one of Nicor Gas’ employees or contractors.

What This Means For Our Communities

The improvements we are making to our infrastructure through Investing in Illinois will allow us to continue to deliver natural gas safely and reliably to our customers while spurring economic development throughout the state by bringing jobs, business and investments to the region. In fact, in 2018 Nicor Gas employees and Illinois-based contractors will complete approximately 100 Investing in Illinois projects in 66 communities throughout our northern Illinois service area by the end of the year.

These necessary improvements in our infrastructure are imperative to Nicor Gas’ commitment to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas for our customers, our neighbors and our communities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Alsip 
    Alsip & Merrionette Park - N. of 119th St. to 116th Place; E. of Hamlin Ave. to Central Park Ave. (WO120037)

Beecher
    Beecher - N. of Church Road to Eagle Lake Road; W. of Cottage Grove Ave. to Dixie Hwy (WO120055)

Bensenville
    Bensenville - Church and Irving Park (WO119942)
    Bensenville - E. of Busse Road to Grace St.; S. of Eagle Drive to E. Pine Ave. (WO119942) UPDATE

Bull Valley
    Bull Valley - N. of Swarthmore Road to Deerwood Trail; E. of Valley Hill Road to Ridge Road (WO128794)

Burbank
    Burbank & Oak Lawn - S. of 82nd Place to 88th St.; E. of Lawler Ave. to Keating Ave. (WO120056)

Brookfield
    Brookfield & La Grange Park - N of E Jackson Ave. to 26th St.; E of Route 45 to Maple Ave. (WO119948)

Chicago Heights
    Chicago Heights - N. of Parkside Ave. to Glenwood Road; E. of Halsted St. to Lowe Ave. (WO120049)
    Chicago Heights - S. of 12th St. to Minette Lane; W. of Wilson Ave. to Western Ave. (WO120048)

Clarendon Hills
    Clarendon Hills & Westmont - N. of Burlington Ave. to Chicago Ave.; E. of Lincoln St. to Indian Drive (WO135496)
    Clarendon Hills & Westmont - N. of 56th St. to Quincy St.; E. of Adams St. to Richmond Ave. (WO135509)

Crystal Lake
    Crystal Lake - N. of Short St. to Terra Cotta Ave.; E. of 1st to Illinois St. (WO128741)

Des Plaines
   Des Plaines - Robin Drive (WO119780)
   Des Plaines - E. of Strafford Road to 2nd Ave.; S. of Drake Lane to Hanbury Drive (WO120089)

Dixmoor
    Dixmoor & Harvey - N. of W. 148th St, S. of W. 143rd St. East of 57 (WO119770)

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)
    Downers Grove - N. of Summit St. to Rogers St.; E. of Washington St. to Fairview Ave. (WO135447) 
    Downers Grove - N. of Chicago Ave. to Ogden Ave.; E. of Belmont Road to Seeley Ave. (WO135488)
    Downers Grove - N. of Ridgewood Circle to Maple Ave.; E. of Lee Ave. to Dunham Road (WO135495)

Elgin
    Elgin - N. of Schiller St. to Jerusha Ave.; E. of N. State St. to Mable Avenue Park (WO128561)

Elmhurst
    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 - Madison St. N of Adams S of Wilson E of Fairview W of Chatham (WO135422) UPDATE 2
    Elmhurst - Madison St. N of Adams S of Wilson E of Fairview W of Chatham (WO135422) UPDATE 3
    Elmhurst - Madison St. N. of Adams St. S. of Wilson St.; E. of Fairview Ave. W. of Linden Ave. (WO135422 & 120106) UPDATE 4
    Elmhurst - N. of Vallette St. to St. Charles Road; E. of York St. to Prairie Ave. (WO120020)
    Elmhurst - N of W 1st St. to W Lake St.; E of West Ave. to N York St. (WO119911)
    Elmhurst - N. of Orchard St. to Park Ave.; E. of Cottage Hill Ave. to Linden Ave. (WO120015)
    Elmhurst - N. of Eggleston Ave. to Alexander Blvd.; E. of West Ave. to Argyle Ave. (WO119947)

Evanston
    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
    Evergreen Park & Oak Lawn - N. of 99th St. to 95th St.; E. of Keeler Ave. to Central Park Ave. (WO120038)
    Evergreen Park & Oak Lawn - N. of 95th St. to 91st St.; E. of Pulaski Road to Central Park Ave. (WO120099)
    Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn & Hometown - N. of 95th St. to 90th Place; E. of Pulaski Road to Hamlin Ave. (WO120117)

Franklin Park
    Franklin Park  Schiller Park - 25th and Ivanhoe (WO119662)

Glen Ellyn
    Glen Ellyn  Wheaton - S  Lorraine to Spring between Hill and Roosevelt (WO135240)

Glenview
    Glenview & Northfield - Sunset Ridge Road from Winnetka Road S. to Lake Ave. (WO120012)

Harvey
    Harvey & Dixmoor - N. of W. 148th St, S. of W. 143rd St. East of 57 (WO119770)
    Harvey - N. of 162nd St. to 155th St.; E. of Vine Ave. to Finch Ave. (WO120023)

Harvard
    Harvard - S. of Apple Valley Road to Northfield Ave.; E. of Lonesome Road to 8th St. (WO128775)

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) 

Hinsdale 
    
Hinsdale and Oak Brook – N. of Ogden to Spring - E. of Madison to Washington (WO135323)
    Hinsdale - N. of 57th St. to 2nd St.; E. of Bodin St. to Elm St. (WO135463)

Inverness
    Inverness & Palatine - N. of Palatine Road to Milton Road; E. of Poteet Ave. to Roselle Road (WO128659)
    Inverness, Palatine & Barrington - N. of Cumnock Road to Birchwood Drive; E. of Canterbury Lane to Inverway Road (WO128690)

Ingleside
    Ingleside - N. of Long Lake to Rollins Road; E. of Franklin Ave. to Louise Place (WO128745)

Joliet
    Joliet, Shorewood & Minooka - ComEd ROW from Caton Farm Road to Illinois Route 6 (WO108508)
    Joliet - N. of Lincoln Hwy to Jackson St.; E. of Des Plaines River to Ottawa St. (WO140539)

Johnsburg
    Johnsburg & Pistakee Highlands - Riverdale Drive from Elder Ave. N. to Oakleaf Ave. (WO128717)

La Grange Park
    La Grange Park & Brookfield - N of E Jackson Ave. to 26th St.; E of Route 45 to Maple Ave. (WO119948)

La Grange
    
La Grange - N. of Plainfield Road to 48th St.; E. of 8th Ave. to East Ave. (WO120034)
    La Grange - N. of 48th St. to 47th St.; E. of Brainard Ave. to Bluff Ave. (WO120033)
    La Grange - N. of 54th St. to 48th St.; E. of Brainard Ave. to 8th Ave. (WO120076)

Lake Villa
    Lake Villa - N. of Twin Oaks Drive to Old Petite Lake Road; E. of Park Ave. to Milwaukee Ave. (WO128687)

Lake Zurich
    Lake Zurich - N. of Main St. to Lake Zurich; E. of Shore Lane to Main St. (WO128719)

Lansing
    Lansing - 178th S. to 186th School E. to Burnham (WO119927))

McHenry
    McHenry - River Road N.E. to Plymouth Lane (WO128743)
    McHenry - Bull Valley Road from Ridge Road E. to Curran Road (WO128793)

Mendota
    Mendota - N. of 38th Road to 39th Road; E. of County Road 3575 E. to 2nd Road (WO128757)

Merrionette Park
    Merrionette Park & Alsip - N. of 119th St. to 116th Place; E. of Hamlin Ave. to Central Park Ave. (WO120037)

Minooka
    Minooka, Joliet & Shorewood - ComEd ROW from Caton Farm Road to Illinois Route 6 (WO108508)

Morton Grove
    Morton Grove - N. of Madison St. to Dempster St.; E. of Lehigh Ave. to Frontage Road (WO119936)

Naperville
   
Naperville - E. of S. Loomis St. to Charles Ave.; S. of E. Chicago Ave. to Prairie Ave. (WO135429)
    Naperville - E. of S. Loomis St. to Charles Ave.; S. of E. Chicago Ave. to Prairie Ave. (WO135429) UPDATE
    Naperville - E. of S. Loomis St. to Charles Ave.; S. of E. Chicago Ave. to Prairie Ave. (WO135429) UPDATE 2

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)

Northfield
    Northfield & Glenview - Sunset Ridge Road from Winnetka Road S. to Lake Ave. (WO120012)
    Northfield - N. of Old Willow Road to Maple Row; E. of Sunset Ridge Road to Happ Road (WO119992)

Oak Brook
    Oak Brook & Hindsdale – N. of Ogden to Spring - E. of Madison to Washington (WO135323)

Oak Lawn
    Oak Lawn & Burbank - S. of 82nd Place to 88th St.; E. of Lawler Ave. to Keating Ave. (WO120056)
    Oak Lawn & Evergreen Park - N. of 99th St. to 95th St.; E. of Keeler Ave. to Central Park Ave. (WO120038)
    Oak Lawn & Evergreen Park - N. of 95th St. to 91st St.; E. of Pulaski Road to Central Park Ave. (WO120099)
    Oak Lawn - N. of 99th St. to 95th St.; E. of Cook Ave. to Kenneth Ave. (WO120057)
    Oak Lawn - N. of 101st St. to 95th St.; E. of Ridgeland Ave. to Mayfield Ave. (WO120058)

Palatine
    Palatine & Inverness - N. of Palatine Road to Milton Road; E. of Poteet Ave. to Roselle Road (WO128659)

Park Ridge
    Park Ridge - S. of Clifton Ave. to Higgins Road; E. of Grace Ave. to Fairview Ave. (WO119946)
    Park Ridge - N. of Glenlake Ave. to Albion Ave.; E. of Clifton Ave. to Overhill Ave. (WO119963)
    Park Ridge - Touhy Ave. from Clifton Ave. E. to 3rd St. (WO119869)
    Park Ridge - N. of Elm St. to Walnut St.; E. of Forestview Ave. to Chester Ave. (WO120092)
    Park Ridge - N. of Glenlake Ave. to Albion Ave.; E. of Clifton Ave. to Overhill Ave. (WO119963)
    Park Ridge - N. of Oakton St. to Glenview Ave.; E. of N. Northwest Highway to Lincoln Ave. (WO120021)
    Park Ridge - N. of Talcott Road to Touhy Ave.; E. of Delphia Ave. to Busse Highway (WO120065)

Pistakee Highlands
    Pistakee Highlands & Johnsburg - Riverdale Drive from Elder Ave. N. to Oakleaf Ave. (WO128717)

Plainfield
   
 Plainfield - ComEd ROW from 127th St. to Caton Farm Rd. (WO108507)

Princeton
    Princeton - N. of Peru St. to E B St.; E. of Walter Payton Memorial Hwy to Homer St. (WO128621)

Rantoul
    Rantoul - N. of Clark St. to Briarcliff Drive; E. of High St. to Maplewood Drive (WO140572)
    Rantoul - N. of Clark St. to Pinecrest Drive; E. of Pinecrest Court to Maplewood Drive (WO140578)
    Rantoul - S. of Pinecrest Drive to Clark St.; E. of Century Blvd. to Gibbs Drive (WO140577)

Riverdale 
    
Riverdale - N. of Wentworth Ave. to 136th St.; E. of Wentworth Ave. to Indiana Ave. (WO119967)
    Riverdale - N. of 144th St. to 141st St.; W. of Dearborn St. to Wentworth Ave. (WO120030)

Schiller Park
    Franklin Park  Schiller Park - 25th and Ivanhoe (WO119662)

Shorewood
    Shorewood, Joliet & Minooka - ComEd ROW from Caton Farm Road to Illinois Route 6 (WO108508)

Skokie
    
Skokie - N. of Main St. to Carol; E. of Laramie to Terminal Ave (WO119721)
    Skokie - N. of Main St. to Dempster St.; E. of Kostner Ave. to Crawford Ave. (WO120051)

South Chicago Heights
   
South Chicago Heights - N. of 33rd St. to 30th St.; E. of Fairview Ave. to Jackson Ave. (WO120040)

South Holland
    South Holland - N. of Little Calumet River to 157th Place; W. of Church Drive to South Park Ave. (WO120060)

Streator
    Streator - S. of Broadway St. to Spring St.; E. of Spring Lake Road to Everett St. (WO128689)
    Streator - N. of Rush St. to Morrell St.; W. of Everett St. to Jefferson St. (WO128766)

Summit
    Summit - N of W 59th St. to Archer Ave.; E of S Archer Rd. to Harlem Ave. (WO 119858)

Western Springs
     Western Springs - S. of Rte. 34 to 47th E. of the Tri-State to Clausen (WO119783) 
     Western Springs & La Grange - N. of Hillgrove Ave. to Ogden Ave.; E. of Ellington Ave. to Poplar Place (WO120011)

Westmont
     Westmont & Clarendon Hills - N. of Burlington Ave. to Chicago Ave.; E. of Lincoln St. to Indian Drive (WO135496)
     Westmont & Clarendon Hills - N. of 56th St. to Quincy St.; E. of Adams St. to Richmond Ave. (WO135509)

Wheaton
     Wheaton - Childs St to Aurora Way and West St to Sunset Rd (WO135407)
     Wheaton - S. of Roosevelt Road to Alchester Drive; E. of Naperville Road to Lorraine Road (WO135483)
     Wheaton - N. of Madison Ave. to Forest Ave.; E. of Main St. to Irving Ave. (WO135526)

Wilmette
     
Wilmette & Evanston - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 1 (WO119832)
     Wilmette & Evanston - Wilmette Road to Central Street Part 2 (WO119832)

Woodridge
     Woodridge - Nicor Gas ComEd ROW from N. of 59th St. to 63rd St. (WO108546)
     Woodridge - Nicor Gas ComEd ROW from N. of 59th St. to 63rd St. (WO108546) UPDATE

Woodstock
     Woodstock - N. of Calhoun St. to Short St.; E. of Hill St. to Irving Ave. (WO128783)
     Woodstock - South Street Road from Franklinville Road E. to Stieg Road (WO128821)

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!