Rezin calls 38th District the “Energy and Chemical Corridor of America”

Senator Rezin calls 38th District the “Energy and Chemical Corridor of America”

Rezin to take the lead on energy issues at the Illinois Statehouse


Understanding the importance of the energy industry in Illinois, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Peru) is taking a leading role in the 99th General Assembly when it comes to energy policy in Illinois.

“The 38th District is the ‘Energy and Chemical Corridor of America,’” Rezin said. “We have dozens of energy and chemical producers in our backyard, supplying millions of people with power at a low cost, employing thousands, and giving local economies and the state’s economy a huge boost. I don’t know of any other district in the country that has as many power producers. That’s something we should be proud of as we are looked to as leaders in the energy industry from people across the country.”

Rezin has toured many power producing facilities in the 38th District. She is also the Republican Spokesperson for the Energy Committee at the Illinois Statehouse. Because of her knowledge of the industry, the amount of power producers in her district, and understanding why these power and chemical producers are so important, Rezin will push for pro-energy legislation.

“These power producers will play a vital role in Illinois’ economic recovery,” Rezin said. “I will make sure Governor Rauner and all lawmakers are educated about why this industry is so important and deserves close attention.”

Rezin says several pieces of legislation will be debated at the statehouse this year that could impact Illinois’ energy and chemical sector.

“Protecting our environment is of the essence when it comes to producing energy,” Rezin said. “This is something I will look very closely at as we need to make sure energy and chemical producers have the support they need from legislators who are tasked with creating energy policy.”

Rezin is very excited for 2015 when it comes to energy in the 38th District. She says there are several positive things building right now that will help everyone.

“Over the next few months, I expect we will be announcing expansion projects at different facilities, new energy entities coming to our area, and more jobs coming as well,” Rezin said. “It’s an exciting time for the 38th District, and we should be very proud we are the ‘Energy and Chemical Corridor of America.’”    

Energy and chemical producing facilities in the 38th District



Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station – Braidwood

Dresden Nuclear Generating Station – Morris

LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station – La Salle County



Dynegy – Hennepin

Marquis Energy – Hennepin

Atlantic Power Morris Cogeneration – Morris

Dynergy Kendall Generating Facility – Minooka

Aux Sable Liquid Products – Channahon



ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery – Channahon

REG Biodiesel – Seneca



Big Sky Wind Farm – Bureau County and Lee County

Blackstone Wind Farm -La Salle County

Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Center (includes solar) – Marseilles

Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm – Odell

Top Crop Wind Farm I & II – Livingston, La Salle, Grundy Counties

Cresent Ridge – Bureau County

AgriWind – Bureau County



Starved Rock Lock and Dam – Utica


Yet to be determined:

NRG Energy – Midwest Generation (Collins Station facility) – Morris


Chemical producing facilities in the 38th District


LyondellBasell – Morris

AkzoNobel – Morris

Reichhold Chemical – Morris

H.B. Fuller – Seneca

Carus Chemical – LaSalle & Peru

Flint Hills Resources – Peru

Air Products & Chemicals – LaSalle

Cristal Metals – Ottawa

PQ Corporation – Utica

Sabic Innovative Plastics – Ottawa

Dow Chemical – Wilmington


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