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BELVIDERE — Sparks flew Wednesday night as the Boone County Board voted to postpone action on a proposed wind farm that has left the board sharply divided.
The Zoning Board of Appeals decision not to recommend it is deemed "logically inconsistent".
Livingston County recently amended its zoning ordinance to regulate tower height, setback zoning, lighting, noise level, and other variables concerning wind towers. But the county board wants to further regulate wind energy conversion systems before they crop up in Livingston County, and has a committee in place studying the issue.
ALEDO - A set of wind turbine ordinances have been adopted in Mercer County. The Mercer County Board approved the new policies last week, which are uniform to neighboring counties. The measures take into account setbacks and building permit fees for new towers.
GALESBURG - The Knox County Board unanimously approved a wind energy ordinance Wednesday that will provide zoning regulations for wind farms.
GALESBURG - The Knox County Board will vote Wednesday on a wind ordinance for the county's zoning regulations.
MONMOUTH - Warren County leaders want to be prepared if a wind energy developer decides to build turbines in the region. With a wind energy developer interested in Warren County, zoning officials spent the last several months researching the issue and creating an ordinance that regulates wind energy systems. The Warren County Board unanimously approved the ordinance Wednesday.
GALESBURG - The word "occupied" could pose a 1,000-foot problem for a wind energy company trying to put wind towers in Knox County.
SIBLEY – The Ford County Board has cleared the way for possible development of a wind farm.
MONMOUTH - The planning commission/zoning board of appeals of Warren County conducted a public hearing last night, discussing and approving an amendment to the county's zoning ordinance.
CAMBRIDGE — Two developments that could mean increased tax revenues for Henry County were reported at Tuesday’s county board meeting.
GENESEO -- The devil is in the details, when it comes to lease agreements between companies and farmers.
BELVIDERE — Feelings continue to run hot over how Boone County officials handled the controversial wind farm issue.
GALESBURG - Before wind turbines swish through the air in Knox County, work remains.
Patricia Muscarello has asked the federal courts to permanently stop the Ogle County Board from allowing power-generating windmills to go up and the power company from building them
MONMOUTH - Warren County is working on a new wind tower ordinance in anticipation that Greenlight Energy, a Charlottesville, Va., company, will invest millions of dollars to build a wind farm near Alexis
"We have to protect our rural characteristics," said Blackstone resident Judy Campbell. "Until this summer, I never thought about retiring anywhere but here. I love the rural setting and my home is here. - That all will change."
BELVIDERE — A court fight brought by supporters of a Boone County wind farm project can only be against government agencies and not citizen opponents, a judge ruled Wednesday.
ALEDO - Wind energy is getting more attention in Mercer County. The issue was a topic of discussion at this week's regular Mercer County Board meeting. A Chicago area company is proposing a wind farm in the northern end of the county.