Barb Wheeler Gets $1,000 from Electric Untility Ameren

There’s a game of disinformation that the two electric utilities play in Illinois. Com Ed makes contributions to legislators in southern Illinois and Ameren gives money to state representatives and senators in northern Illinois. I guess these power companies (pun … Continue reading

Huntley Tea Party to Consider “Smart Meters”

A notice from the Huntley Area Tea Party: Come to the Huntley TEA Parties’ Smart Meter Event Who: The Huntley Tea Party What: Smart Meter Awareness Meeting- What’s coming your way? When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30-700 PM: signup, meet and … Continue reading

Duffy Outlines Last Year’s High(Low)lights, e.g., Electric Rate High Bill, Red Light/Speed Cameras

An email from State Senator Dan Duffy: 26th District Legislative Update Dear Friends, Today Illinois faces problems like never before. Our state is in need of strong leadership. As your representative in Springfield, I am working to promote a job-friendly … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog’s List of Electric Industry Contributions to Rate Hike Senators Makes Quad Cities Publication

I knew I was getting a lot of hits on my October 28, 2011, story about the campaign contributions given by the electric industry, but look what popped up a couple of weeks ago on Quad Cities OnLine. It’s a … Continue reading

Com Ed/Ameren Rate Hike Bill Passes House – Roll Call

Senate bill 1652, the legislation that Commonwealth Edison and Downstate electric utility Ameeen promotes as a “Smart Grid” bill, passed the Illinois House this Memorial Day 67-47-1. It previously passed the Senate, as you can see from the Senate roll … Continue reading