Duke Energy says it's getting out of the power-generation business in the Midwest. The company owns the Lee Energy Facility in Dixon. According to a news release, Duke says it will take more than a year to finish exiting the power plant business.
“Our merchant power plants have delivered volatile returns in the challenging competitive market in the Midwest.” -Lynn Good, president, CEO and vice chairman of Duke Energy.
Governor Pat Quinn's administration wants to consolidate nine separate programs that serve people with disabilities. The initiative aims to streamline services. Advocates worry the plan could negatively impact their clients. Josh Evans lobbies on behalf of community-based care centers for people with developmental disabilities. He says the information he's received about the change leaves a lot to be desired.