Ameren is taking some time to inform Madison County residents to be careful when getting out in the yard this year. Unsafe practices can be as innocent as flying a kite.  Never use kites that have metal wire or tinsel components because they act as conductors for electricity. Ameren Illinois Spokesman Brian Bretsch tells The Big Z about a service that is available to everyone.

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By calling JULIE, the Joint Utility Location Information Excavators, you can be sure you won't be shocked when sticking your pale into the ground. For a full list of safety rules, including general outdoor safety by visiting


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