A number of charities in Madison County have and will continue to benefit from the contributions of Ameren Illinois and its’ employees according to a company spokesman. Brian Bretsch says charities in the county received $71,000 in 2014 with more than half of that going to the United Way.

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Bretsch says other large donations included giving 50 window air conditioners to Madison County Community Development in June in an effort to help keep customers cool and safe during summer months. In total, Ameren Illinois will contribute nearly $1.7-million to organizations in its’ 43,700-square-mile service territory.

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