Electric Rates

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Executives with Ameren are making their rounds today throughout Illinois, announcing details of how utility consumers will receive rebates and bill credits.

The fly-around comes roughly two weeks after Governor Rod Blagojevich signed into law a billion-dollar relief package aimed at soaring electric rates.

The package softens the blow consumers felt from rates that spiked at the beginning of the year, following a 10-year rate freeze. The plan doesn't block rates from rising again but rolls back about half of those increases through rebate checks to Ameren customers.

Ameren officials plan stops today in East St. Louis, Peoria, Decatur, LaSalle, Marion and Quincy.

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