Aug. 21, 2017 – The Journal-News

…Gooding asked planning commission member and Hillsboro School Superintendent David Powell about the impact shuttering the Coffeen plant would have on the local school district. Powell said it was a difficult question, given the intricacy of school funding (usually if a major hit occurs to a school district’s funding, the state absorbs some of the blow, but nothing is usual about school funding in Illinois at this time), but the assessed evaluation for the district now depends on the power plant for 31 percent of the total.

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