Illinois Commerce Commission

Illinois utility regulators are launching a formal investigation into whether Peoples Gas executives misled them about the price tag of a pipe replacement project that could cost Chicago consumers about $8-billion.

  A Texas company says it has asked the Illinois Commerce Commission for permission to build an electricity transmission line through central Illinois. Clean Line Energy Partners says it presented the commission with a proposed route and an alternate route. The company wants to build a line to bring wind farm energy from Kansas to an existing grid in Indiana.

New reports from several Illinois agencies propose ways lawmakers could help keep the state's nuclear plants open.

Ameren Transmission Company is getting ready to study public opinion on its plan to construct a 345-thousand-volt transmission line from Peoria to Galesburg. The company held the last of its public open houses on the matter Thursday.

Peoria residents will get the chance this week to weigh in on where a new electric transmission line will be located. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois is working to build the 345,000-volt Spoon River Transmission Line between Galesburg and Peoria. The goal is to help deliver more renewable energy to customers.

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.