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Illinois Senate Rejects Clean-Coal Plant Support

The Illinois Senate rejected rate subsidies that Tenaska Inc. is seeking for a $3.5 billion coal-fed power plant in the town of Taylorville, a spokesman said.

Senators rejected the state support yesterday evening, said John Patterson, a spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat. After the 29-25 vote, the bill’s sponsor, Democrat Deanna Demuzio of Carlinville, used a procedural maneuver to allow possible reconsideration of the bill, Patterson said.