Language for legislation to aid nuclear power in Illinois could be released this week or next.
That's according to State Representative Bill Mitchell, who remains cautiously optimistic this deal could still get done and Exelon could remain in the community. He calls this the number one jobs issue in central Illinois.
Rep. Mitchell knows lots of different groups are meeting on this and they continue to work things out. His hope is some legislation might be brought forward this fall still.
Even though the fruits of the labor of lawmakers and those in negotiations remains unseen, Rep. Mitchell says talks are still going on and progress continues to be made.
While many issues at the state level could get tied up in the results of the November 8 election, Rep. Mitchell does not foresee Exelon and the nuclear energy bill being one of those issues.