The governor attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Incobrasa Industries in Gilman, just south of Bourbonnais.
The company is a biodiesel manufacturing firm and is an industry leader in soybean processing.
The expansion represents more than $250 million capital investment and will create 40 new full-time jobs while retaining 200 jobs. Gov. Pritzker says the company will more than double its production capacity by 2030.