Tag: illinois

Ameren workers from Missouri, Illinois heading to Puerto Rico to help accelerate power restoration

In an effort to step up on-going power restoration and rebuilding efforts following the catastrophic destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Ameren Corporation will deploy additional restoration workers to Puerto Rico in January. St. Louis-based Ameren, which powers 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area, is sending nearly 75 line workers and additional support personnel as part of the effort. Beginning a 2,000-plus mile journey, equipment from Ameren, […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]


Illinois-based Foundation Raises Money and Awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

As pediatric cancer month drew to a close last month, Rhonda and Doug Brown, who founded Joshua’s Great Things Foundation in honor of their son Joshua, delivered a check for $45,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The donation will support the research of Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.   Since 2014, Joshua’s Great Things has donated $100,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for ongoing research. Dr. Rubin’s Washington […]

Ameren to help hurricane victims in Florida

Ameren has dispatched employees to assist with hurricane restoration efforts in Florida. The company has sent approximately 1,000 full-time employees to the state since Hurricane Irma devastated portions of the state. Ameren also announced last week that an additional $25,000 donation to aid Red Cross relief efforts, following a similar donation two weeks ago for Texas following Hurricane Harvey. “Historic storms such as Harvey and Irma require a large collaborative response effort from utilities and […]

Metro goes smoke-free on September 5

All Metro transit center properties in Missouri and Illinois will become entirely smoke-free on Tuesday, September 5. While smoking is not currently permitted on Metro vehicles or on MetroLink station platforms, smoking of any kind, including the use of e-cigarettes, will be prohibited at all Metro transit center locations, including: ·         Indoor waiting areas and outdoor areas, including bus shelters ·         MetroLink stations and platforms  ·         Metro Park-Ride lots ·         Metro transit vehicles (MetroBus, MetroLink […]

If you still need eclipse glasses, buying a 12-pack of beer might be your only option

Everywhere you call, they’re out, and eclipse glasses being sold on Amazon at a premium — anywhere from $50 to $80 for a 5-pack, and there’s no guarantee at this point they’ll arrive before Monday. Places that still had them until earlier today are now sold out — REI, Left Bank Books, the St. Louis Science Center, Envision Optical, Clarkson EyeCare, and others. Viviano’s in Fenton tells us they still have a few left for […]