An area state senator is expressing cautious optimism about the possibility of a fertilizer plant ending up in Douglas County.
Cronus Chemical is choosing between a site near Tuscola and one in Iowa to build a $1.2 billion plant. Governor Pat Quinn signed an incentive package of $30 million this summer to try to entice the company to build the plant near Tuscola.
Republican Chapin Rose of Mahomet updated the situation Thursday on the WDWS Morning Show. Rose said the city has been given the green light by Cronus to begin negotiating with property owners.