The head of the DeWitt County Board says what the Exelon Nuclear Power Station means to the County is far more than tax dollars.
David Newberg indicates a closure of the power plant would trickle down to other areas of the County, like a decrease in property values, loss of services and revenues that cannot be replaced.
It was almost two weeks ago leaders from DeWitt County met with Governor Rauner and Newberg says that meeting was very productive and appreciates the support the Governor has shown to the area. While the Governor backs the legislation, Newberg notes there isn't much Rauner can do until legislation gets to his desk.
Entering the final full week of the legislative session, a Senate committee considering a bill that would give Exelon the ability to remain viable in Clinton, has recessed their discussions with no firm timetable of when that legislation could hit the Senate floor.
It was speculated last week the legislation could get there early this week and if the session goes to overtime, which as of right now, appears very likely, there's no indication if that will impact the deadline for Exelon's announcement of decommissioning the plant.