The House voted 91-24 Wednesday.
The bill in question provides for an upgrade of the electricity delivery system, but consumer groups say it also makes it much easier for Ameren and Com Ed to raise rates.
Consumers are running AC day and night.
At least one area electric provider asking customers to cut back on energy usage.
Monroe County Electric Co-Op was experiencing a generation shortfall
Nearly 24,000 homes in West County lost electricity Thursday morning.
When you flip on the light switch or use a hairdryer every morning, you’re contributing to a growing problem.