From The Southern,
SPRINGFIELD—Ameren's struggle to restore power to storm-ravaged sections of Illinois is drawing intense scrutiny in the state Capitol.I told the folks over at SoapBlox Chicago Illinois should Nationalize the Utilities if they're such evil players in the economy and that got a nice response. But I suppose the risk there is our Governor would put a Rezko like character in charge of power just like in Iraq.
In action Wednesday, the Illinois Commerce Commission began gathering information to launch an investigation of Ameren's much-criticized recovery effort, which has left tens of thousands of Illinoisans without electricity for the second time in a year.
''No utility can totally prepare for this type of storm, but we have an obligation and responsibility to question whether Ameren fully planned its response and recovery from a logistical standpoint,'' said ICC member Erin O-Connell-Diaz.
I'll wait for the ICC's report.