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Illinois may raise natural gas prices to pay for new coal plant

by LiLi Tan
July 05, 2012


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Fisk Generating Station in Pilsen is expected to close later this year.

When one coal plant is closing, why would Chicago build another one? The proposed plant, which would utilize coal to create synthetic natural gas, could be built on the Southeast Side. LiLi Tan weighs the pollution against the creation of jobs.