Progress is slow and incremental in the negotiations to save nuclear energy in Illinois.
That's the message from Representative Bill Mitchell (pictured center), who was in Clinton Friday with House minority leader Jim Durkin (pictured left) and Representative Dan Brady (pictured right). The trio were stationed across from Clinton Lake from the Exelon Power station with around 150 employees from the Clinton facility.
Representative Brady says it's around 125 jobs in his legislative area that work at the Clinton Power Station. He says the positive part of what is happening is everyone is continuing to talk.
Minority leader Durkin pointed out nobody has walked away from negotiations and that is also a good thing.
While progress is slow, Representative Mitchell feels they are at a better place than they were at the start of June when Exelon announced their plans for closure.