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GALESBURG - The word "occupied" could pose a 1,000-foot problem for a wind energy company trying to put wind towers in Knox County.
Local wind farm developers Matt Kauffman and Todd Sears — doing business as Agriwind LLC — suffered a setback Tuesday night in their bid to build a five-turbine wind farm on less than 10 acres west of Tiskilwa.
BENSON - The fields around Benson may be dotted with power-generating wind turbines in a few years.
TISKILWA - Local developers are continuing preparations to build a small-scale family-owned wind farm in Bureau County despite resistance to tax breaks for the project.
SIBLEY – The Ford County Board has cleared the way for possible development of a wind farm.
More wind project proposals may be just around the corner with research under way in numerous locations throughout central Illinois.
While California may have birthed the American wind industry, new studies show Illinois ranks above the West Coast giant in terms of wind energy potential.
LEXINGTON - Illinois State University may secure up to five 1.5 megawatt wind turbines at its research farm near here.
INDIANTOWN TOWNSHIP — Todd Sears is by most accounts a typical Bureau County farmer. He grows corn and soybeans on about 1,200 acres in Indiantown Township a few miles west of Tiskilwa, and he raises beef cattle.
SPRINGFIELD - Here's some legislation that's for the birds. Literally.
NORMAL - A second, large-scale wind farm could be sprouting turbines in McLean County as early as next spring. Chicago-based Invenergy Wind LLC plans to build the $200 million McLean Wind Energy Center, a network of 100 wind turbines scattered across an 8,000-acre swath of the northeast corner of the county.
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.
MONMOUTH - All citizens of Warren County are invited to attend a public hearing set to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the boardroom at the Warren County Courthouse.
CAMBRIDGE — Two developments that could mean increased tax revenues for Henry County were reported at Tuesday’s county board meeting.
CAMBRIDGE — Where does the county stand between bonanza and crisis?
PRINCETON - A rural Tiskilwa family received approval Tuesday night from the Bureau County Board night to construct four wind towers near Tiskilwa.
MONMOUTH - The Warren County Board Finance Committee met yesterday at the courthouse. It was announced that there will be an informational meeting about wind energy at West Central High School in Biggsville at 1 p.m. March 25. Several local school districts are trying or are getting ready to try to reduce their power bills by utilizing wind energy as a power source.
GALESBURG - Another energy developer is interested in bringing a large-scale wind farm to Knox County.
GALESBURG - A second wind energy company interested in Knox County says it could bring 265 wind towers to the area, according to county officials.
BELVIDERE — A Boone County Circuit Court judge could rule next month whether an October decision by the County Board to deny a wind farm was just.