Ameren Illinois customers are likely to see an increase on their natural gas bills in the next few weeks. The Illinois Commerce Commission gave the company the green light to raise rates but Jim Chilsen with the Citizen's Utility Board says this fight isn't over.
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Chilsen says an appeal will not stop the increase from taking effect. But if they win, the companies will have to reimburse the customers. Ameren had asked for a 51-million dollar increase. The ICC also approved rate hikes for Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas.