McConchie on ComEd Bailout

From State Senator Dan McConchie:

Energy overhaul…or bailout? 

The Democratic majority passed a controversial comprehensive energy package Monday that includes the largest ratepayer increase in Illinois history.

The legislation provides Exelon’s second bail out in five years with $700 million with an estimated $14 billion in ratepayer increases.

Keeping the nuclear plant near Morris open will increase ComEd electric bills,

Additionally, it allows private for-profit companies to take private property from Illinois citizens on a broader scale without due process and allows state facilities to have their own coal plants while forcing private companies to shut theirs down. 

There are some positives in the legislation, however. It will keep our nuclear fleets online and protect thousands of jobs throughout the state.

We hope to continue to negotiate improvements on the legislation in the coming session in the hopes that we can reduce the financial strain on Illinois families. 


McConchie on ComEd Bailout — 12 Comments

  1. Cal – Unrelated to this story.

    Mentioned this a few times before. Sometimes, when accessing your blog website, it comes up in very small letter font. Also, most of the pictures for stories are missing. Just empty boxes. Also, impossible to post a a comment. If you try to post a comment and hit the “Post Comment” button, a message comes back with a warning and denies the post. I am writing this while your blog site came up with “regular” size font and stories all have their pictures.

  2. bred – retired IT guy.

    You are blocking java script.

    When I use Mozilla it is all messed up because I block all trackers, ads, scripts etc.

    I just use another browser without all my blockers on it and it is normal.

    Try clearing your History including cookies in your browser.

    I bet that solves your issue.

    If you are running blockers grant the site access..

    Back on topic now.

    We have to get these machines out of the voting process otherwise Pritzker is just going to continue to rule like a little tyrant and all the crooks will remain in Springfield.

    Both sides are crooked by the way.

  3. If Republicans were the majority, what would kind of bill would Messers McConchie and Plummer preferred? 🤔😮

  4. Eddie, You are right only insofar as the GOP are selfish, spineless pigs.

    McConchie is their go to idiot.

    He couldn’t figure out how to get dressed.

  5. McConchie is the perfect GOP surrender monkey. “Please Don’t hurt Me. I’m disabled.”

  6. Oh yeah, he’s a big laugh all right.

    Oathkeeper, quit putting your faith in yards.

  7. worried rates will rise? Use less.

    Need help on how to do that?

    ComEd is ready to help.

    Get the free Energy Audit

  8. East St. Louis in Illinois is 96.3 percent black. Perhaps this is why one of the latest mass shootings, where seven people were shot, including a three-year-old boy, has barely made any headlines.

    It only involved black people. And it happened on Martin Luther King Drive.

    Further proof Black Lives Matter. [3 charged for shooting 7 people, including a child, in East St. Louis,, September 11, 2021]:

    EAST St. LOUIS, Ill. ( – Three men have been charged after a ‘targeted’ shooting injured seven people, including a child, in East St. Louis.

    Deangelo M. Higgs, 35, Cartez Beard, 30 and Lorenzo Bruce Jr., 32, were each charged with seven counts of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and felony for possession of weapons. Higgs is from East St. Louis. Beard is from Cahokia and Bruce is from Madison, Illinois.

    East St. Louis officials issued a city-wide curfew starting Friday in response to Thursday’s mass shooting. The curfew runs from midnight through 6 a.m. every day until further notice.

    On Thursday, Illinois State Police officials said three suspects opened fire in the area of 6th Street and Martin Luther King Drive in East St. Louis at 4 p.m. Seven people were shot, including a 3-year-old boy. Paramedics rushed the child to the hospital while performing life-saving measures on the way.

    “The persistence of violence that’s affecting our urban community is shocking,” East St. Louis Mayor Robert Eastern III said. “I’m praying and I’m pleading to our young people to stop the gun violence.”

    On Friday, East St. Louis Police Chief Kendall Perry said the shooting wasn’t random and was targeted but he couldn’t provide a motive.

    ISP said one of the shooting victims, a 25-year-old man, crashed the car he was driving into a MetroLink train. Officials with MetroLink said around 10 passengers on the train that was struck were checked out on the scene for any injuries from the collision.

    Stephen Pierce was with his wife and two children when he heard “boom, boom, boom, boom.” The family was waiting at a bus stop when the shots were fired.

    “I mean, our backs were turned and the next thing you know they just started shooting and it came at the back of my head and I didn’t know what to do but to get up and run,” Pierce said.

    Pierce said the shooters appeared to be targeting somebody, but bullets were flying everywhere and one narrowly missed his kid but hit his wife in the right arm.

    “I hope you go to jail for the rest of your life. You can’t be shooting people up like that, man, get out of here,” Pierce said.

    After an overnight manhunt, the suspects were found in the basement of a partially demolished building in the 600 block of St. Louis Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Friday. All three were taken into custody.

    While police were investigating the incident, MetroLink used shuttles to move passengers between the 5th and Missouri and Emerson Park stations.

    Every individual involved in this mass shooting (suspect and victim) were black.

    Somehow though this mass shooting is the fault of white gun owners. Right?

    If it were illegal for blacks to own firearms, would there be any gun violence in America?

  9. All so Jumbo Dumbo can make $$ for his pockets and obydumb regime of solar power…that they are in vested in…

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