The odor comes from an exotic flower called the Titan Arum, nicknamed the Corpse Flower.
The flower in WIU's greenhouse has grown at a steady pace since the fall. Greenhouse gardener Jeff Hillyer says it will eventually reach 12 feet. He says Titan Arums can grow as tall as 20 feet in the wild.
Springfield, IL – Ameren Illinois will appeal a state commission's ruling that the company must keep its prices down. The ruling means beginning in early May, natural gas customers will see rates reduced, and electric delivery rates will increase on average by 8-and-a-half percent or less ... far less than Ameren had hoped to charge.
The Illinois Commerce Commission will allow Ameren to charge customers an extra $4.75 million dollars a year.