| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Illinois Republican leaders on Saturday choose a lobbyist and Rosemont trustee to serve as state party chairman following several hours of closed door talks.
Jack Dorgan's selection follows the resignation of former chair Pat Brady, who came under...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SPRINFFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn's effort to block ComEd from hiking rates was rejected by state lawmakers on Wednesday.
The House voted 71-44 to override Quinn's veto of the legislation, the minimum number of votes needed to do so. The vote came a day...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A significant majority of nearly 300 municipalities and counties approved referendum measures Tuesday that will allow officials to negotiate electricity rates with alternative suppliers in …...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:36 AM
Voters in many Lake County approved referendums in Tuesday's election that will allow officials to get rid of their current energy suppliers–ComEd and downstate by …...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday's primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois …...
| 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.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Approval of a new federal project boundary at the Lake of the Ozarks means about 1,500 homes and other structures are now safe from being torn down. Ameren Missouri is pleased, but lakefront residents say the problem is far from...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today threw his support behind a plan to ask voters if the city should try to negotiate cheaper electric rates for residents and small retailers.
The question seems likely to appear on the November ballot.
Two of the City Council&...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:34 PM
North suburban communities could be hit with disproportionately large gas bill hikes if two pieces of legislation are signed into law, leaders of the towns …...