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A new bill in Springfield could see Illinois consumers paying higher electricity rates. But with the state already producing more energy than it needs, why are consumers being asked to pay more?

A bill to increase utility rates to bail out failing nuclear plants in Illinois failed Tuesday in Springfield. But will the plants now close? "Chicago Tonight" has exclusive new information.

Crain’s Chicago Business senior reporter Steve Daniels takes a closer look at the soaring cost of Peoples Gas' massive gas main replacement program and higher charges coming to Commonwealth Edison customers.

We share what you had to say about Carol Marin’s conversation with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Exelon Corporation’s request for a rate hike, and Illinois’ continuing struggle with the state budget.

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There's a lobbying and advertising war going on in Illinois. No, it's not related to the state budget. It pits the state's largest producer of energy, Exelon, which is asking for a rate hike to help its struggling nuclear power plants, against wind and solar energy groups that say Exelon is merely a billion dollar corporation seeking a bailout.

While the federal Health Care Exchange website may be plagued with problems, it hasn’t stopped so-called “navigators” from helping thousands of people enroll for health insurance in Illinois. We pay a visit to a navigator at work. Read an article.

We check the pulse on the first day of the health insurance exchange open enrollment.

The former chairman of Exelon Corporation argues that, without swift immigration reform, Congress is putting the entire Midwest economy at risk. He joins us.

Congressman Joe Walsh. Image Credit: Walsh's Facebook page

Joe Walsh's Controversial Exchange

Did Rep. Joe Walsh cross the line during a heated exchange with constituents last week? We have your thoughts when we read some of your Viewer Mail.