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Illinois Commerce Commission

For abbrevaited and extended highlights from the Illinois Commerce Commission Docket 12-0560, go to the Testimony page. 

How To Comment

Download this easy reference sheet!

1. To make comments online

2. By mail - see form letter.

3. By phone -

  • You may provide a comment by calling the Illinois Commerce Commission’s toll-free number at 1-800-524-0795.
  • Be sure to include the Docket number 12-0560.


YOU can play a very important part in opposing RICL's application for Public Utility Status. It is misleading when they say that they are not applying for eminent domain. IF they become a public utility status, it is basically a series of steps that they need to do in order to receive the right of eminent domain.

What you can do:

1. Join an intervene at the ICC. An intervene gives landowners the right to argue against RICL's application. The Illinois Landowners Alliance is one such group already representing more than 230 landowners and over 90,000 acres from Grundy County to the Mississippi River. 

Contact us for more information and to be referred to a group near you. ALL landowners on or near a route or study route NEED to do this. This is a LANDMARK case- a private company not serving the people who would actually pay the greatest price by losing land through eminent domain for a company's private profit. 

2. Comment on the ICC docket. Follow the instructions on How To Comment (above).  Also submit your comments on the Illinois River's project as we'll actully be paying for that project through the transmission charges on our our electric bill.

3. Submit your information for TESTIMONY! Your input is CRITICAL!

  • Were you even invited to an "open house?"
  • Were you listened to? Did your comments get recorded? Were they included in the "study"?
  • What information did you give to which representatives?
  • Were you told it would be monopoles... along property lines?
  • Did you give critical environmental information - levees, flooding, endangered species, historical sites?
  • Were you told that RICL "hadn't applied to the ICC yet"?