FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri nuclear power plant is back on line slightly more than three weeks after a small fire.
Ameren Missouri said Monday its Callaway Energy Center near Fulton has resumed operation.
The Callaway County reactor supplies about 20 percent of the electricity Ameren sells to its 1.2 million customers. Other Ameren plants made up for the lost power while the nuclear plant was offline.
The reactor shut down automatically the night of July 26 when power cables that connect the plant to the electric grid shorted, causing the small fire.
Ameren said the arc was caused by a ventilation louver that dislodged and moved close to the cables. The utility says inspections showed no need to replace major equipment.
The Kirkwood School District prepares to receive hundreds of transfers from the Riverview Gardens schools.
Tuesday is the first day of classes. Monday night, is the final school board meeting before school begins. Officials are expected to discuss any last minute preparations for new students.
Riverview Gardens is paying tuition and transportation costs for 263 transferring students.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn's administration says the statewide average workers' compensation rate has dropped 4.5 percent.
Officials say the figure set by a national rating agency continues a downward trend that has saved Illinois employers $315 million in insurance premium costs since 2011.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance issued the figure Monday. Insurance companies often use the number to figure workers' compensation premiums.
James Stephens is deputy director of the Department of Insurance. He says the drop reflects an overall 13.3 percent decrease in the rate in the last three years.
Quinn's office says the decrease is because of a money-saving workers' compensation reform package the Democratic governor signed into law in 2011.
The rate changes take effect Jan. 1 if the Insurance Department accepts them.