The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding a hearing today in Hillsboro that could affect how many in the area receive their electricity. The hearing will be at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Hillsboro from 1-5 p.m. and is open to the public.
95th District State Representative Avery Bourne says the hearing is on the status of the current electricity distribution system, and the coal power plant closings in the state, which includes the plant in Coffeen.
Bourne says the jobs at these plants are high-paying good jobs that need to stay in these small communities.
Bourne appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.