Ameren, ComEd Get OK to Raise Rates in IllinoisThe Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state's two main electric utilities.
UPDATE: Thunderstorm Roars Through ChicagoPowerful thunderstorms with winds of up to 90 mph slammed into the Chicago area, knocking out power to about 206,000 ComEd customers.
Electric Costs on Illinois March BallotSixty-six Illinois cities and counties will have referenda regarding electricity, asking whether to engage in municipal aggregation.
Ill. Lawmakers OK Electricity Measure Despite VetoEstimates are that customers would see rates climb about $36 a year, on average.
Record Heat Leads to Record Energy UsageConsumers are running AC day and night.
193,000 Chicagoans Still Without PowerRepair crews are still working to get the lights back after a storm blew through the area Monday morning.
Lights Out: Illinois to Mark Earth HourIn Chicago, landmarks like the Merchandise Mart, Navy Pier and Wrigley Field will go dark. In Springfield the Governor's Mansion lights will be dimmed.

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