electric rate hikes

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a rates increase for Ameren Illinois.  The commission approved delivery rate increases that will allow Ameren Illinois to raise typical residential natural gas bills and electric bills by $2 a month. The new rates are expected to appear on customer bills starting in January.

Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have eased the way for increases in electric rates. But it's not the first time he's opposed this sort of thing, and the legislature has so far been able to work around him. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.