For a power outage or natural gas leak, call your service provider. For many in Jackson County, Ameren Illinois is the provider. Ameren can be reached 24/7 at 800-755-5000. Others in Jackson County receive electricity from Egyptian Electric Cooperative (618-684-2143; after hours 800-606-1505).
Ameren and Egyptian Electric also have a website that provides details on all of their power outages in their Illinois service territory at:
Egyptian Electric : https://ebill.eeca.coop/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage+Web+Map