Illinois regulators may decide in November whether to approve a controversial high-voltage power line.

Illinois regulators may decide in November whether to approve a controversial high-voltage power line.

The Illinois Commerce Commission has finished up almost a week of hearings on plans by Clean Line Energy Partners to build the Grain Belt Express through the state.

The news comes almost two weeks after the Missouri Public Service Commission rejected Clean Line’s request for a re-hearing because it said the utility did not show sufficient reason. Missouri in July rejected Clean Line’s plan, saying it did not adequately show that the state or landowners would benefit.

The Houston company proposes using wind generators in Kansas to produce electricity and transmit it along a 750-mile route to Indiana and on to the East Coast. Randolph, Monroe and Ralls counties in Northeast Missouri and Pike and Scott counties in West-Central Illinois are located on the route.

Clean Line says it is reviewing its options for Missouri.