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Energy Bill Runs into Trouble with Illinois Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00
Up until last Tuesday afternoon, it looked like Commonwealth Edison had it made in the shade. House Speaker Michael Madigan had signed off on what was thought to be the final draft of ComEd’s bill to help it purchase downstate electric company Illinois Power.

ComEd Reveals Its Endgame, and Consumers Likely Lose PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 18:00
The big boys who really run Springfield are at it again. Back in August, Exelon Chairperson John Rowe delivered a very frank speech to his shareholders. Exelon is the parent company of Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison, and Rowe explained how he planned to increase his company’s profitability.

Illinois Governor Has Only Himself to Blame for Veto Overrides PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:00
You’ve probably heard that Governor Rod Blagojevich is fighting with the Illinois Legislature again. This time, he’s claiming the General Assembly is on a “spending orgy” and tossing around taxpayer money like “drunken sailors” who have “run amok.

New Image for Utility Doesn’t Stop Questions PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 November 2003 18:00
Commonwealth Edison has come a long way from the bad old days when it was constantly trying to find underhanded, sneaky ways to bill consumers for its overpriced, and then-unfinished, nuclear-power plants. ComEd’s service territory was infamous for having the highest electric rates in the Midwest, and the third highest rates in the country.

Illinois Governor Can’t Always Avoid Tough Battles PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 28 October 2003 18:00
Those of us who live or work in Chicago high-rises have been a little freaked out lately since six people died in what at first appeared to be a routine fire at a Loop office building on October 17. From the live television coverage, it looked like the firefighters did a good job of promptly extinguishing the blaze.

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