The Energy Department issued its 25-page approval of the $1.65 billion plan that would refit a coal-fired power plant in western Illinois.
Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.
In Missouri, Department of Economic Development spokeswoman Amy Suson wouldn’t acknowledge conversations with the company.
Authorities say a 3-year-old Illinois boy was killed and his parents were injured when their all-terrain vehicle crashed in eastern Missouri.
Two dogs are okay after being rescued from the bottom of a 40 foot sinkhole near Columbia, Illinois Wednesday.