Illinois State Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna, Illinois) sees real dedication from Exelon to the greater Q-C area. Before the passage of the Future Energy Jobs bill in late 2016, McCombie said she was concerned for the 800-plus Exelon workers and the local community that benefits from its property taxes.
“It was really a scary time for about a year, and people that worked here and supported this (the energy bill),” McCombie said. “Now with this (construction projects), it shows they are staying and reinvesting in the community… (if Exelon were to leave) it would be devastating. I can’t even imagine what would have happened if this place closed.”