| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:37 PM
A federal bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved the sale of all assets and operating companies of Edison Mission Energy -- parent of Illinois coal plant owner Midwest Generation -- to New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. for $2.6 billion.
The deal --...
| May 9, 2009
| 4:57 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Residents of the Midwest cleared away wreckage Saturday following a wave of powerful storms that splintered homes, knocked out power to thousands and killed six people.
Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed Friday in...
| Jul 4, 2010
| 6:07 PM
Ray Hott bought a strip of land in DeKalb so he'd have a place to store his collection of cars. He converted an old union hall on the property into a part-garage, part-apartment, and planted a garden that sprouted huge tomatoes.
That was four years ago....
| Apr 23, 2011
Residents of damaged areas of St. Louis shuffled on Saturday through the rubble left by one of the most intense storms in the city's recent history.
The storm and the tornadoes it spawned Friday night tore through the west side of St. Louis, forcing...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Crews worked to get St. Louis' tornado-battered airport ready to reopen on Sunday after it was hit by a roaring storm that also destroyed dozens of houses, tossed cars and knocked out power.
A Red cross official said there were reports of at least 500...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A severe storm that struck the St. Louis area left homes flattened in suburbs around the main airport, which remained closed Saturday a day after being hit by a tornado.
Crews had worked through the night in trying to clean up Lambert Airport, boarding...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Flights began landing at St. Louis' tornado-battered airport on Saturday night, a spokesman said, after an all-out effort to repair the damage from a storm that also wrecked houses, tossed cars and knocked out power.
A preliminary count showed at least...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The Illinois Commerce Commission says Ameren Illinois must cut its electric rates by $48 million.
The State Journal-Register reports that the ICC announced its decision Thursday after reviewing electric rates proposed by the utility when it submitted its...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Voters in a large majority of Chicago-area communities who were presented with the ballot question Tuesday have backed initiatives that will allow their local leaders to negotiate electricity deals from suppliers other than ComEd.
| May 15, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Chicago aldermen are weighing whether to ask voters in November if the city should try to negotiate lower electric rates for residents and small retailers — a step approved by voters in more than 200 Illinois villages and cities in March.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo.-- Homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks continue to live in fear that their lakefront homes may be in danger. A federal agency has ordered the removal of about 4,000 structures. Missouri's Senators and Congressional Represenatives...