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OGLESBY – Ameren Illinois will be hosting public open houses to inform the public about a proposed new power line that will stretch from Oglesby to Utica. The LaSalle Link Transmission Project includes the construction of a new 138 kV transmission line to improve energy reliability for the local area. Currently, two Ameren Illinois transmission lines link the two facilities . The proposed in-service date for the third line is the summer of 2025. The public open houses will take place on Wednesday, June 22 from 5 – 7 pm and Thursday, June 23 from 11 am – 1 pm at Illinois Valley Community College location at 815 N. Orlando Smith Road in Oglesby.



“Gathering community feedback is an important part of our planning and routing process,” said Kim Gross, Project Manager for Ameren Illinois’ LaSalle Link Project.


Additional information is available on the project’s website at