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Elected officials at the local, state and federal level are forming a committee to help those affected by the pending closure of the Mitsubishi Plant.

The Mitsubishi Task Force met for the first time this weekend. Normal City Manager Mark Peterson says the committee will help funnel information about potential buyers of the plant.

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During today's meeting, State Senator Bill Brady asked Mitsubishi spokesman Dan Irvin about the possibility of hiring a marketing firm to sell the plant.

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The task force consists of the mayor's and city manager's of Bloomington and Normal, state and federal lawmakers, and Governor Bruce Rauner.

The task force also plans to help employees of the plant find new jobs if no buyer is found. Mitsubishi plans to halt production at the plant in November.

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