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The bill allowing Tenaska to build a multi-million dollar coal gasification plant northeast of Taylorville, passed the Illinois Senate Executive Committee Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 8 to 5 with one absention.


The bill now goes to the full Illinois Senate, where a vote is expected Wednesday.  The bill, Senate Bill 678, is sponsored by Senate president John Cullerton.


Officials with Tenaska are hopefully optimistic that the Illinois General Assembly will grant them permission to build the plant, that will add to the state’s base-line electric generating capacity and provide hundreds of construction and permanent jobs.

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