Litchfield, IL – State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) expressed her disappointment with Thursday’s decision by the Illinois Commerce Commission to approve Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s application for a high voltage electric transmission line.

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the construction of the 780-mile transmission line that will span from Kansas to Indiana. The proposed line spans much of south-central Illinois, including right-of-way in Pike, Scott, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Shelby, Cumberland, and Clark Counties. The project will provide direct access for high capacity wind generation to the electricity markets.
Taylorville…Happy Teeth – Happy Kids won an AT&T* “Investing in Illinois Award” for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Happy Teeth – Happy Kids will receive $2,000 from AT&T to be used to services to improve the dental health of Illinois children, especially those in lower-income families.