Illinois bill to ease propane shortage passes House

A bill addressing concerns of the recent propane shortage is now gaining traction in the Illinois General Assembly.

The bill is sponsored by State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville). It would allow for quicker distribution of propane in rural areas and calls for a lift on weight limits for trucks hauling propane on rural roads.

This comes after the Midwest was hit with a propane shortage earlier this year due to record cold weather.  Kaylee Pfeiferling with WGEM has the rest of the story.