Update: 10:01 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Electricity could be going up in Central Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the General Assembly's last acts was to extend electric rate hikes for Ameren customers.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren Illinois is closer to raising rates.
CHAMPAIGN -- Staying cozy during the winter comes at a price.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren Illinois is overhauling its natural gas service in Central Illinois. It launched a ten-year, $400 million project in Chatham.
EDGAR COUNTY -- Ameren is happy about a ruling made by a circuit court judge.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police and Ameren are warning customers of a potential scam.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Ameren Illinois is lending a helping hand to low-income residents, veterans and senior citizens.
CHAMPAIGN -- City officials have made a decision about electricity.
ILLINOIS -- When state law changed three years ago, it changed the whole process.
URBANA -- The city is being awarded for its energy use.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Fewer than 200 Ameren customers are still in the dark after snow and wind knocked out power.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren is trying to get back some of the money it's owed.
GIBSON CITY -- Residents say things are finally getting back to normal after a day without power.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- State regulators approved the final route for a new Ameren transmission line.
Update: 10:06 pm, 1/30/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- An area woman wants to warn people about a scam.
PARIS -- People in Edgar County hope Ameren won't build a power line near their homes.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren Illinois natural gas customers can expect an increase in their bills next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than one million Ameren Illinois customers could see rate decreases on their electric bills next year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Neighbors still have questions about a toxic site near their homes.
During "Careers in Energy week," Ameren Illinois is showcasing jobs the company is looking to fill as part of $1 billion in upgrades to the gas and electric energy delivery infrastructure in central and southern Illinois.
COLES COUNTY -- Ameren workers helped recover a stolen car.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new collaboration will help workers develop appliances for your home.
ATWOOD -- Several properties are on the verge of a major face lift now that state regulators have given the green light to a massive power line project.
ILLINOIS -- There could soon be a high-voltage transmission line going through parts of Douglas and Piatt counties.
DECATUR -- It was a call unlike any they'd responded to before, pitting firefighters in a battle that went well into the night.
DECATUR -- Officials aren't sure what caused a fire at an Ameren substation.
CHAMPAIGN -- People will be paying a bit more for electricity starting in July.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill could give more power to big utility companies like Ameren, but, opponents are fighting to keep that from happening.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Power is now back on for thousands of people.
SPRINGFIELD -- Central Illinois farmers are battling with Ameren. They don't want the company to put transmission lines on their land.
SPRINGFIELD -- Your power bill could be going up.
TAYLORVILLE -- Ameren wants to bring more power to more places, but making that happen could cost central Illinois farmers.
MACON COUNTY -- A massive power outage put thousands in the dark.
ILLINOIS -- More help from Central Illinois is headed east.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- One woman learns a big lesson in billing.
ILLINOIS -- A new ruling could bring some financial relief to Ameren customers.
CHAMPAIGN -- A woman's old refrigerator is now a new milestone for Ameren.
URBANA -- Power is back on after an accident this morning.
ILLINOIS -- Those in need may get some help beating the summer heat.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new natural gas plant near Chicago could make your bill go higher.
CHAMPAIGN -- If you've been frustrated with the power company, you're not alone.
SPRINGFIELD -- Your natural gas bill could soon cost you more.
CHAMPAIGN -- Ameren is wrapping up a tour teaching people about a $1 billion power line project.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren officials are warning customers to watch out for identity thieves.
SPRINGFIELD - Ameren is proposing a rate cut, but a utility watchdog says it's not enough.
DECATUR -- With all of the temperature ups-and-downs, that power bill can get out of control.
People who need help paying their power bills are encouraged to sign up for a payment plan.
CHAMPAIGN - An explosion rocked a house off it's foundation Tuesday morning and injured an Ameren employee. The fire department said the house is going to have to come down.