They rallied today at the state Capitol and pleaded with state lawmakers to provide some relief for rates that have spiked since the beginning of the year.
The rally organized by the A-A-R-P and the Citizens Utility Board featured pictures of two pigs with the names of utilities Ameren and Com-Ed on them.
State lawmakers led ralliers in chants of "We need relief" and promised they would continue to work on a resolution.
Those lawmakers and event organizers hope the rally will show legislative leaders just how urgent some help is needed.
Lawmakers have deadlocked on relief options for months but continue negotiating on a compromise.