A local lawmaker who was a part of a Tuesday panel on nuclear energy in Illinois is applauding the effort by those who put it together.
Sen. Chapin Rose was among those a part of the panel to discuss nuclear energy in Illinois. He calls it important to get in front of Chicago-land people to tell how important this issues is.
Chicago-area lawmaker Donne Trotter was a part of the legislative panel and is among those seeking to draft legislation. Sen. Rose calls him a great ally in the pursuit of this legislation.
Sen. Rose calls the meeting helpful in the sense that it helped other groups realize this benefits everyone and everybody involved needs to be proactive to keep nuclear energy in Illinois around.
The Senator continues to implore the public to educate their friends in different parts of the state and encourage them to contact their local lawmakers to get legislation passed. He says this quickly will become a state-wide issue.
Sen. Rose says it was encouraging as Speaker Mike Madigan has shown up to a few of the meetings in Springfield and Tuesday's event in Chicago. He indicates the Speaker is going to wait out to see the final product before he wraps his arm of support around it.