Ameren's proposed rate hike opposed in Ill. -

Ameren's proposed rate hike opposed in Ill.

Ameren Illinois Powers’ lingering rate increase awaits an Illinois Commerce Commission ruling this spring but continues to stir opposition.

Although local reaction has been relatively muted, a group lead by Illinois State Rep. Bob Flider (D-Mt.Zion) was expected to testify Thursday at an ICC hearing in Springfield in an effort to stop the planned increase.

The company filed a request in June, 2009, to increase rates capable of generating approximately $162 million

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