Consumers begin digesting Ameren's el...

Consumers begin digesting Ameren's electric rate rebates

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 11, 2007, titled Consumers begin digesting Ameren's electric rate rebates. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Soaring electricity costs have taken a bite out the bottom line at Ken Clarida's fast-food restaurant in the southern Illinois town of Benton, prompting him to raise prices, including a 50-cent markup on ...

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No relief for Benton man


#1 Sep 11, 2007
I feel for your small business owner in Benton because the reporter seems to have missed one important fact of this "relief" owners will not get any..your story makes it clear that the 'relief' goes to residential customers, not business owners. I own my own business, followed the instructions to log on to Ameren's website and got this message, "We're sorry, this account does not qualify for the General Assembly Rate Relief Credit. For more information on eligibility requirements".
Why are you reporting that this poor man will get a rebate check when he won't get anything?
Angry Consumer

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Sep 12, 2007
This rate relief is biggest con ever pulled on the people of Illinois. Our lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves. They Ate at the Captains table and left us but crumbs and scraps. We have been sold out by those we elect to protect our interests. I think its time for another Boston Tea Party, this time in St.Louis at Ameren Headquarters on Chouteau Ave.( Right behind Union Station. Illinois Consumer are being bilked by Ameren Corporation!!!!!

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Sep 13, 2007
With over a billion dollar settlement with Ameren, I still don't see any "relief" from the pitiful checks they are sending out. All I see is an excuse for when they drop the hammer down on we consumers especially when winter comes.
darla shaub

York, PA

#4 Sep 17, 2007
find out about the rebate

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