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Ameren, ComEd Get OK to Raise Rates in Illinois

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.


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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.


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Illinois Crackdown on Phone Cramming

“Scam artists use consumers’ phone numbers like credit cards, racking up charges for things they never ordered and don’t want and profiting to the tune of $2 billion each year.”


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Gov. Quinn Wants to End Natural Gas Tax

The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.


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Natural Gas Rates in the Metro East are Going Up

The $32 million increase is half of what Ameren originally requested, but it’s still more than the amount recommended by an administrative law judge.



Ill. Electric Rate Fight Not Over

Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris says the utility company remains hopeful that lawmakers in Springfield will take up the legislation this fall and override the governor’s veto.



CUB, AARP Seek Reduction in Ameren Illinois Rate Hike Request

Say customers should actually get refund


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