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Rich Egger

Ameren Illinois said it will file a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission next week for a $14-million reduction in electric delivery service rates for 2017.  

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UPDATE: Ameren Illinois has restored power to many customers in west central Illinois as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. Still about 1,000 residents of Knox County and 500 people in Warren County still do not have power.

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More than 750,000 Ameren Illinois customers can expect to see "advanced meters" installed in their homes by 2019.

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The city of Galesburg is warning residents about energy suppliers that are going door to door to drum up business.

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Ameren Illinois is being told to reduce its distribution rates for next year for its electricity customers.

Ameren & ComEd Get Their Way in Illinois

May 22, 2013
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The Illinois General Assembly has overridden Governor Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called "Smart Grid" technology.

Illinois regulators have  given Ameren Illinois permission to raise natural gas rates by about $32 million.

The Illinois Commerce  Commission said it will allow rates to rise by 1.2%  to 5.4%, depending where customers live. The rates would go up starting this month.

The Citizens Utility Board said it will appeal the decision.  Board executive director David Kolata pointed out the decision comes just  as Illinois faces the first real cold weather of winter.

CUB complained the rate increase is $2 million more than an administrative  law judge recommended last fall.