The Illinois Commerce Commission will soon be asked to approve the route for new transmission lines that will stretch from the Mississippi River to the Indiana border.
Ameren Transmission Company is calling it the Illinois Rivers Project. It will run near communities such as Quincy, Pawnee, and Mt Zion plus there will be a branch extending north from Meredosia to Ipava.
Ameren wants to build a transmission line from eastern Missouri to western Indiana. It would run right through Illinois -- including portions of this region -- and is called the Illinois Rivers Project.