A unanimous vote by the Kankakee County Board (Tuesday) ended the county's ties with JDB Consulting Services for that firm's effort to lure a landfill to the county.
The solid waste agreement was costing the county $20,000 per month. The hired-consultant has worked about two years to attract a landfill developer to the area.
The county does have to pay JDB a final installment of $100,000 owed.
The board's action resulted in cheers from about a dozen people present to speak during the public comment session. Darrell Bruck, founder and president of a local anti-landfill group said people had organized 14 of the county's 17 townships to pass dumping restrictions within their borders to fight any proposal.
Bruck's group wanted to end to the contract and continue to push for reinstatement of a countywide landfill moratorium. The County Board also agreed to discuss that issue. The moratorium will go before the Planning, Zoning and Ag committee.