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Gov. Pritzker signs zoning law for wind farms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker predicts growth in wind-energy development after signing a law streamlining zoning rules. The Democrat signed legislation Friday that allows only counties and municipalities to establish standards for developing wind farms. Townships will no longer ...Read more

Lee County Residents Escape Thursday Morning Fire

AMBOY – Two residents of a home in rural Lee County Northeast of Amboy escaped injury Thursday morning after a fire heavily damaged their home. According to the Amboy Fire Department, they were called to the scene around 6:30 AM to the home and when they arrived they discovered flames ...Read more