SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Representatives of a company that wants to build a new fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois or Iowa have met with Illinois officials to talk about tax breaks.
David Streicker is a lobbyist for Cronus Chemicals Inc. He told the Lee Enterprises Newspapers bureau in Springfield (http://bit.ly/12OQmQY ) on Wednesday that the proposed plant would cost about $1.2 billion.
The company was incorporated just a few months ago. Streicker said the Illinois location is in Tuscola. That is about 20 miles south of Champaign.
Illinois and Iowa are reportedly offering about $35 million in incentives. The plant would employ about 2,000 short-term construction workers and 150 permanent workers.
Company leaders met Wednesday behind closed doors with House Speaker Michael Madigan and House Minority Leader Tom Cross.
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