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2022 Press Releases

September 30, 2022
Nicor Gas recognizes Hunger Action Month, commits $450,000 to address food insecurity

September 16, 2022
Nicor Gas, local fire departments team up to promote natural gas safety 

September 14, 2022
Nicor Gas awards $100,000 in grants to support diversity initiatives in the communities it serves

September 12, 2022
Prepare now for cooler weather; bill payment assistance available to eligible households

August 25, 2022
Nicor Gas awards more than $50,000 in environmental stewardship grants

August 18, 2022
Kazadi Enterprises receives 2022 Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award

August 15, 2022
Nicor Gas announces $500,000 commitment to grow award-winning job-readiness program

August 11, 2022
Nicor Gas Safe Digging Sweepstakes launches on National 811 Day

August 3, 2022
Nicor Gas and National Excavator Initiative get dirty with Mike Rowe to spread the word to contact 811 before digging

August 1, 2022
Nicor Gas opens applications for education and career readiness grants 

July 28, 2022
Nicor Gas Foundation commits $200,000 to advancing equity in education in Rockford

July 21, 2022
Nicor Gas Foundation commits $175,000 to help reduce juvenile delinquency in suburban Cook County

July 14, 2022
Nicor Gas Foundation commits $150,000 to provide legal services to underrepresented Will, Winnebago County residents

July 11, 2022
Nicor Gas employees show their “energy to serve” during Volunteer Week

June 28, 2022
Nicor Gas offers tips and tools to help customers turn down the heat this summer    

June 2, 2022
Nicor Gas opens applications for basic human needs and energy assistance grants

May 4, 2022
Nicor Gas named a Top Utility Environmental Champion by Escalent

May 2, 2022
Nicor Gas opens applications for community enrichment grants

April 25, 2022
Nicor Gas takes action to reduce methane emissions with purchase of responsibly sourced natural gas from ENGIE Energy Marketing NA

April 14, 2022
Nicor Gas reminds customers to put safety first during Work Zone Awareness Week

April 13, 2022
John O. Hudson, III retires from Southern Company Gas, accepts external executive position

April 7, 2022
Nicor Gas launches Community Connection Center to provide support beyond bill payment assistance

April 1, 2022
Nicor Gas opens grant applications for diversity programs to advance racial equity, social justice efforts    

April 1, 2022
Nicor Gas reminds customers, communities to “Call Before You Dig”

March 31, 2022
Nicor Gas releases Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report

March 28, 2022
Nicor Gas makes additional $1 million available through The Salvation Army’s Shield of Caring for energy assistance, basic needs program

March 25, 2022
Spring into energy savings with tips from Nicor Gas

March 1, 2022
Nicor Gas opens applications for environmental stewardship initiative grants

February 28, 2022
Nicor Gas named a Utility Customer Champion in residential study

February 17, 2022
Nicor Gas celebrates Black History Month, marks more than a decade of support with $25,000 annual grant to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s Black Creativity Program

January 27, 2022
Nicor Gas customers will see lower gas cost in February

2021 Press Releases

December 22, 2021
Nicor Gas warms homes, warmer hearts with new coat donations

December 16, 2021
Nicor Gas Career Academy marks 100-graduate milestone

December 1, 2021
Nicor Gas shares home safety tips for winter weather

November 18, 2021
Nicor Gas teams up with Goodr to tackle food insecurity

November 16, 2021
Better Business Bureau, Illinois utilities warn families and businesses about end-of-year scams

October 21, 2021
The Salvation Army, Nicor Gas announce $5 million Shield of Caring energy assistance and basic needs program

October 18, 2021
Nicor Gas announces Northern Illinois Community Initiatives

October 7, 2021
Prepare now for cooler weather; heating assistance available for eligible households

September 29, 2021
Nicor Gas, local fire departments team up to promote natural gas safety

August 11, 2021
National 811 Day efforts highlight the importance of contacting 811 before digging

July 28, 2021
Celadyne Technologies receives inaugural Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award

July 22, 2021
Nicor Gas enables equitable economic opportunity

July 19, 2021
Nicor Gas receives approval for renewable natural gas pilot program

July 12, 2021
Nicor Gas named among nation’s most trusted utilities by business customers

July 1, 2021
Nicor Gas shares important safety tips to prep for summer

June 29, 2021
Nicor Gas named Most Trusted Utility Brand

June 23, 2021
Nicor Gas, Southern Company Gas Foundation provide $70,000 to American Red Cross of Illinois

June 21, 2021 
Nicor Gas, American Red Cross of Illinois support families and communities affected by severe weather

May 17, 2021
Nicor Gas employees have the Energy to Serve

May 13, 2021
Nicor Gas continues to offer bill payment assistance to customers

April 22, 2021
Nicor Gas announces plan to support the conservation of 10,000 acres of open space

April 5, 2021
Nicor Gas reminds communities to dig safely as outdoor projects increase during Safe Digging Month  

March 26
Nicor Gas offers more than $10 million in bill payment assistance to customers

March 18
Nicor Gas never stops working for customers and communities

March 11
Nicor Gas commits to help 250,000 families meet their basic needs

February 15
Nicor Gas delivers warmth on the coldest days of the year

January 27
The Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award

January 25
Nicor Gas offers cold-weather safety and savings tips

January 8
Nicor Gas’ 2.2 million Meter Modernization milestone

2020 Press Releases

December 22, 2020
Nicor Gas provides nearly $900,000 in United Way grants

December 16, 2020
Nicor Gas extends payment arrangements for struggling small businesses

December 10, 2020
Nicor Gas provides warmer days for children with new winter coat donations

December 2, 2020
Nicor Gas is keeping customers warm this winter heating season

November 18, 2020
Nicor Gas provides tips for customers to protect themselves during Utility Scam Awareness Week

September 24, 2020
More than $4 million remain in COVID-19 Bill Payment Assistance Program

August 27, 2020
$4.5 million in bill payment assistance remains for qualified customers

August 11, 2020
National 811 (8/11) Day serves as convenient reminder to ALWAYS call 811 before digging

August 6, 2020
Heating assistance available for eligible households, customers affected by COVID-19

July 15, 2020
Nicor Gas named one of the Most Trusted Business Partners among utilities in national survey

June 29, 2020
Nicor Gas President Melvin D. Williams to retire after more than 30 years of service

June 25, 2020
Nicor Gas offers additional assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19

June 17, 2020
Southern Company Gas Names John O. Hudson, III President and CEO of Nicor Gas

April 16, 2020
Nicor Gas and Southern Company Gas develops new, digital arcade for kids to stay engaged from home during National Safe Digging Month

April 3, 2020
April is National Safe Digging Month

March 25, 2020
Nicor Gas contributes more than $1 million to local nonprofits in support of COVID-19 relief efforts

March 14, 2020
Nicor Gas Provides New Energy Assistance Resources

February 12, 2020
Nicor Gas Makes Two-Year, $100,000 Commitment to Habitat for Humanity

January 28, 2020
Nicor Gas Named Utility Business Customer Champion by Cogent Business Study

2019 Press Releases

December 10, 2019
Nicor Gas adds new communications platform to keep you informed

November 19, 2019
Nicor Gas provides ways for customers to protect themselves during Utility Scam Awareness Week

November 12, 2019
Nicor Gas offers tips to help keep you warm during artic cold front

October 15, 2019
Nicor Gas Celebrates Careers in Energy Week; National Energy Awareness Month

October 1, 2019
Now is the time to prepare for cooler weather, heating assistance available for eligible households

September 26, 2019
Nicor Gas partners with local fire departments to promote natural gas safety 

September 12, 2019
Nicor Gas Vice President Christa Markgraff among HERoes 100 Women Executives List

September 10, 2019
Nicor Gas-sponsored grant supports continued restoration of Des Plaines River tributary

August 9, 2019
Nicor Gas recognizes 811 Day and safe digging practices

July 31, 2019
Nicor Gas Meter Modernization reaches 1 million installation milestone

July 2, 2019
Nicor Gas President Melvin D. Williams among 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List

June 12, 2019
Nicor Gas Offers Safety Tips, Promotes Work Zone Awareness during National Safety Month

May 10, 2019
Nicor Gas’ Volunteer Week: May 11-18

April 12, 2019
Celebrate Earth Month with energySMART at Party for the Planet

February 11, 2019
Nicor Gas breaks historic gas delivery records during Polar Vortex

January 29, 2019
Nicor Gas reminds customers of safety tips and those to help keep warm during extreme winter weather

January 18, 2019
Nicor Gas offers tips to help keep you warm and stay safe during winter weather, Winter Storm Harper

2018 Press Releases

November 28, 2018
Nicor Gas Completes Cast Iron Main Replacement Program

November 14, 2018
Nicor Gas Joins National Utility Scam Awareness Day Effort

November 1, 2018
Nicor Gas Emerging Technology Program Receives Sustainability Award

October 15, 2018
Nicor Gas Encourages Careers in Energy, Celebrates in Energy Week

October 9, 2018
Heating Assistance Programs Available for Eligible Households, Now is the Time to Prepare for Colder Weather

September 20, 2018
Nicor Gas Partners with Local Fire Departments to Promote Natural Gas Safety

August 28, 2018
Nicor Gas Makes Two-Year Commitment to Habitat for Humanity

August 20, 2018
Nicor Gas Launches Job Training Program to Fulfill Energy Workforce Need

August 10, 2018
Nicor Gas Reinforces Safe Digging Practices for National 811 Day

June 29, 2018
Nicor Gas Named Most Trusted Utility Brand for Second Year in a Row

June 26, 2018
Nicor Gas Offers Tips to Keep Customer Safe This Summer During National Safety Month

May 18, 2018
Nicor Gas Recognized as 2018 Environmental Champion

May 10, 2018
Nicor Gas' Volunteer Week: May 12-19

May 2, 2018
Nicor Gas to Pass Savings of $43.6 Million to Customers

April 18, 2018
Party for the Planet with energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, and celebrate Earth Month

April 2, 2018
Safe Digging is no Accident: Dial 811 Before Beginning Outdoor Projects

March 23, 2018
Nicor Gas Reminds Customers of Energy Assistance Resources Available

March 20, 2018
Nicor Gas President Melvin D. Williams Named Among Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

February 16, 2018
Nicor Gas Named Customer Champion in Study of Top Utilities

January 15, 2018
Nicor Gas to Pass Savings from Federal Tax Reduction to Customers

January 3, 2018
Nicor Gas Offers Tips to Help Keep You Warm and Save Money this Winter Heating Season