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Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative is a multi-year infrastructure enhancement program that is expected to foster economic growth while enhancing the safety and reliability of our natural gas delivery and storage systems. From replacing hundreds of miles of pipeline to moving natural gas meters to the outside of homes and businesses, Investing in Illinois accelerates the rate at which we can upgrade our infrastructure that stores and delivers natural gas to our 2.2 million customers in more than 650 communities throughout northern Illinois. 

We’ve built a team to partner with you from idea to ribbon cutting. We have one goal and that is locate, stay and grow in Illinois. Meet our team helping to navigate from where you are to where you want to be.

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We bring new jobs, investment and economic prosperity to Illinois through dynamic partnerships and collaborations with companies, universities, organizations and the government to deliver a unified approach to economic development.

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Nicor Gas joins Governor JB Pritzker to welcome $2 billion EV battery manufacturing plant to Illinois

Nicor Gas President and CEO Wendell Dallas joined Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, ComEd CEO Gil Quiniones and other economic development leaders and dignitaries to welcome Gotion’s new state-of-the-art $2 billion electric vehicle (EV) lithium battery manufacturing plant to Manteno.

Gotion's decision was bolstered by an REV Illinois (Reimagining Energy and Vehicles) incentive package and the new Invest in Illinois fund.

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Thomas E Stovall

Thomas E Stovall, Manager

Thomas joined Nicor from the public sector serving in various roles and capacities for the City of Chicago City Council. He oversaw economic and community development in historic Southside neighborhoods throughout his tenure.


Christopher Sala, Senior Economic Development Representative

Christopher joined Nicor Gas in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in both public and private sectors. In the public realm, he worked at the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) as manager for Domestic Business Development and as assistant managing director for Foreign Direct Investment in the International Trade Office. He also served as director of Workforce Partnerships at Daley College of Advanced Manufacturing. Christopher’s private sector experience included roles in financial services and real estate.