Local leaders and lawmakers in attendance of Wednesday ceremony for the signing of the nuclear energy legislation in Illinois were ecstatic.
For lawmakers, they are happy for the DeWitt County community and for local leaders, they are relieved the Exelon Nuclear Power Station will remain a part of the community for another ten years.
Communications Manager at the Clinton Power Staiton, Brett Nauman, calls it a great day for DeWitt County and was very pleased with the turnout of the community.
Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Marian Brisard calls this the best day for DeWitt County. She says this is the start of the work ahead to continue bring jobs to DeWitt County.
DeWitt County Board Chair said the ceremony was awesome. He calls it a start of a new future.
State Sen. Chapin Rose (above) says the bills passage has everything to do with the local leaders and citizens spurring this on and the Governor stepping in to get it to the finish line.
Superintendent of Clinton Schools, Curt Nettles (above) says the Governor stepped up and kept his word in a meeting several months ago where he told local leaders he was committed to keeping the power plant open and the jobs in the community.
Wednesday's ceremony marked the culmination of almost two years of work in getting the legislation passed and was attended by several hundred community members, leaders, Clinton High School students and Exelon employees.