Equipment Malfunction Causes Power Outage In Mulberry Grove/Smithboro Area

803 Ameren Illinois customers were without power Friday night in Bond County, specifically in the Mulberry Grove and Smithboro area. The outage was first reported at 6:00 p.m. and power was restored at 8:12 p.m. An Ameren spokesperson told WGEL the outage was caused by an equipment malfunction at one of their substations.