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Illinois General Assembly

On Midwest Week, serious legal problems for two members of the Illinois General Assembly, and why that may affect us, downstate. 

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The Cordova nuclear plant is ready to respond to a number of emergencies. On Tuesday, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency tested the Quad Cities Generating Station during its bi-annual preparedness exercise. Besides 800 Exelon workers, first responders and others from four counties and two states participated.

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Two years ago Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner made a lot of friends in northwest Illinois when he saved hundreds of jobs at the Cordova Nuclear Plant. At Riverdale High School in Port Byron, he signed the Future Energy Jobs Bill, designed to encourage Exelon to keep the plant open.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will travel to northwestern Illinois Tuesday to celebrate an anniversary. One year ago, he signed the Future Energy Jobs Act which helped convince Exelon to keep open nuclear power plants in Cordova, near the Quad Cities, and Clinton in central Illinois.

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Now that the dust has settled, what will be the impact of the Future Energy Jobs Bill - the bill that'll keep the Cordova nuclear plant open.

The nuclear power plant in Cordova, IL
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Just one week after the bill was signed to keep open two nuclear power plants in Illinois, it's already responsible for new jobs and economic benefits at both. Wednesday Exelon announced plans to go ahead with various capital projects that had been put on hold while the Future Energy Jobs Bill was in doubt. 

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Cheerleaders, a pep band, and hundreds of happy Exelon workers welcomed Governor Bruce Rauner to northwest Illinois Wednesday. At Riverdale High School in Port Byron, he signed the bill that will keep open nuclear power plants in Cordova, near the Quad Cities, and Clinton in central Illinois. 

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ComEd, Exelon, environmental groups, and consumer advocates have made a deal to improve energy policy in Illinois. Wednesday morning, officials from the utilities and organizations held a conference call to explain the new agreement.

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At least on paper, something very frightening will happen Wednesday at the Cordova nuclear plant. The Quad Cities Generating Station will hold its annual emergency preparedness drill, involving emergency agencies in four counties and from both states.

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The of closing two nuclear power plants in Illinois will cause thousands of job losses and increase the cost of electricity. That's according to Exelon which announced this morning it will shut down the Quad Cities and Clinton, Ill. generating stations.

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