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CHEAPER POWER?

The newly passed tax law could mean cheaper utility bills for consumers. Electric companies in several states – including Illinois – have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to consumers through lower rates. State regulators say they’ll make sure that actually happens. (The New York Times)

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ANGST AND POTENTIAL

A year after high-profile protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, Illinois farmers complain about damaged crops, unusable fields, lowered property values and the changed character of the land. For the town of Patoka, the pipeline’s endpoint, the project represents jobs and an economic boost. (Chicago Tribune)

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GRAIN BELT EXPRESS

The Illinois FarmBureau Board Thursday voted to intervene in a proposed high-voltage direct current overhead transmission line case before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). In counties along the proposed route, several county Farm Bureau boards oppose the project and requested IFB intervene.

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POWER LINE RULING

The Illinois Commerce Commission last week granted Ameren eminent domain powers to proceed with its Illinois Rivers transmission line.  The ruling impacts properties between Meredosia and Ipava.  Commissioners approved a similar ruling for properties in Adams County in May. The power line would stretch from Quincy to the Indiana border at Terre Haute.

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