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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 our gas infrastructure through a program we call Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative.

Investing in a Wide Range of Improvements
In December 2014, Nicor Gas began accelerating upgrades to many parts of our infrastructure under this program to ensure every customer’s energy needs are met safely and reliably now and well into the future. 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.

Every customer deserves peace of mind that we’ll be there to keep their homes warm, businesses running and families safe. 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.

Investing in Illinois FAQs 

What This Means For You
We hold ourselves accountable to our customers first and foremost. 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)
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
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)
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 - S. of 10th St. to Lincoln Hwy; E. of Scott Ave. to Edgewood Ave. (WO119985)
    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)

Des Plaines
 
 DesPlaines - NW of Dee Rd and Dempster (WO119843)
   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)
Dixon
    Dixon - N. of Chamberlin St. to Sinnissippi St.; E. of John C. Roe Park to Ann Ave. (WO128750)
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)

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)
Glenview
    Glenview - N. of Linneman St. to Prairie St.; W. of Pine St. to Shermer Road (WO120041)
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)

Hebron
    Hebron - Hebron Road and Bigelow Ave. from Johnson Road E. to Main St. (WO128854)

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)
    Hinsdale - N. of 57th St. to 2nd St.; E. of Bodin St. to Elm St. (WO135463)
Homewood
   
Homewood  Flossmoor  Dixie Hwy to 183rd St to Flossmoor Rd (WO119877)
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)
Justice
    Justice - 79th St  Blazer Ave (WO119850)
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)
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)
Lombard
   
 Lombard - N Main St to Route 64 (WO135418)

McHenry
    McHenry - River Road N.E. to Plymouth Lane (WO128743)
    McHenry - Bull Valley Road from Ridge Road E. to Curran Road (WO128793)
Merrionette Park
    Merrionette Park & Alsip - N. of 119th St. to 116th Place; E. of Hamlin Ave. to Central Park Ave. (WO120037)

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

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)
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)
    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)

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)
Park Ridge
    Park Ridge - S. of Clifton Ave. to Higgins Road; E. of Grace Ave. to Fairview Ave. (WO119946)
    Park Ridge - S. of Thorndale Ave. to Higgins Road; E. of Crescent Ave. to Ashland Ave. (WO119859)
    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)
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)
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)
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)
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 & Phoenix - S. of 147th to 155th, E. of Halsted to State (WO119778)
Steger
   
 Steger - N. of 35th St. to 33rd St.; E. of Phillips Ave. to Hopkins St. (WO120013)

Sterling
    Sterling - N. of 3rd St. to 7th St.; E. of Commerce Drive to Ave. K (WO128833)
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) 
Westmont
     Westmont & Clarendon Hills - N. of Burlington Ave. to Chicago Ave.; E. of Lincoln St. to Indian Drive (WO135496)
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)
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)


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!