Feel free to phone or email us for additional information/advice about the utility companies described here. The pricing and options described in what follows were current as of June 2007.

Link to local bus route maps and schedules.

AmerenIP supplies both gas and electric service: www.amerenip.com or 1-800-755-5000. Illinois-American Water supplies water service 1-800-422-2782. If moving in the summer, you should try to make arrangements with the above two companies at least 10 days in advance to start service. At other times of the year 2-3 days is adequate.

For high speed internet service, there are two options: (a) If you plan to get a land line phone, then you should get DSL from a phone company, such as AT&T www.att.com AT&T also provides DSL without land line service. (b) Cable service from Comcast, www.comcast.com Check with both these companies for current pricings and specials.

For those renting single family houses from us, garbage collection is by any of several private companies. Typical charge is $15-20/mo. We personally use ABC Sanitary 217-356-0909, but doubt there is much difference between ABC and the others.