Several Metro East communities want to negotiate electricity supply costs for their residents and businesses.
A 2009 law allows Illinois cities and counties to contract with suppliers in order to negotiate prices with electric utilities.
It’s called "municipal aggregation" and referendums are on the ballot in Belleville, Collinsville, and Edwardsville. Click here for a complete list.
Nearly 250 Illinois municipalities already have done so, including Alton and Glen Carbon.