Pritzker expected to sign sweeping energy legislation some say increases costs

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois has new energy bill and plan to “green” the electricity used in the state over the coming decades. The Senate approved – with Democrat and Republican votes – a bill that would send hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to nuclear plants in northern Illinois and possibly close coal plants by 2045 in downstate Illinois.

State Senator Terri Bryant says what it doesn’t cover and should, are benefits for southern Illinois. She says instead, the largest electric rate increase in state history will hurt downstate Illinois’ economy.

Governor J.B. Pritzker said the measure, which he is expected to sign promptly, will create jobs.

Senate Bill 2408 was approved on a vote of 37 to 17.

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Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, October 16, 2021 at River City Casino & Hotel If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert and refunds will be made available through Ticketmaster if needed ON SALE • $79.50, 59.50, $49,50. 39.50, 29.50 TIME •…

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

RESCHEDULED: Shooting Star at River City Casino & Hotel has been RESCHEDULED until October 22, 2021. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled date ON SALE • $19.50 – $45.00 TIME • Show 8 pm

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa at Stifel Theatre on Saturday, October 30th ON SALE • NOW Click HERE to purchase tickets

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