During the , Evergreen Park residents will have the chance to vote on a referendum that could possibly affect electrical bills.
Mayor James Sexton, at urged residents to vote "yes" on an electrical referendum that he says may lower electrical bills.
Evergreen Park "will be allowed to negotiate a better rate for electrical service," he said. The village currently contracts electrical service to ComEd and hopes to be able to negotiate with other companies.
The referendum combines more than 30 communities in an electric aggregation program which will allow municipalities to "transfer residential and small-business electricity accounts to alternative electric suppliers to save money," According to Sun-Times Media.
Along with Evergreen Park, residents in Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Crete, Dolton, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lemont, Lockport, Matteson, Midlothian, Mokena, Monee, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, Peotone, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Thornton and Tinley Park will all vote on the referendum.