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Jordan Creek wind farm gains momentum in Warren County, Indiana

The Warren County, IN Board of Zoning Appeals is moving forward with plans for a proposed wind farm. A special exception was approved Monday night.

The board approved a special exception Monday night.
The Jordan Creek Wind Farm includes 150 turbines, stretching over 27,000 acres of private land. The proposed project comes with a price tag of $350 million, according to documents in the zoning office.

Orion Renewable Energy Group is the company behind the proposal. The groups has met with local zoning officials four times since October.

Those in favor of the wind farm say it would drive economic development in the county, while those against it say there’s too many negative effects on health and property values.

The board voted 3-2 that the wind turbines would pose no substantial impact on public health or safety. Two members, Marty Blessing and Scott Mathis voted against it.

Landowners in opposition of the proposal will have the chance to appeal the vote in Circuit Court.

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Bank robbery in Bradley Monday

Bradley Police are searching for a bank robber. The Federated Bank on Route 50 was robbed by a man who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of crash, according to Police Chief Michael Johnston.

The suspect described as a black man. No injury was reported.

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Loda home damaged by fire

A Friday night fire extensively damaged a home in Loda, leaving a family of five homeless. The one-story home of the Ivan Garcia family sustained damage from what’s believed to have been an electrical fire.

Firemen from Loda and Buckley answered the call at 11:30 pm. The blazes destroyed the kitchen and family room.

The state Fire Marshall was investigating.

No injury was reported. Some 20 firemen were on the scene for nearly three hours.

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April 2017 election filings begin today

Illinois’ Consolidated Election is April 4 (2017). And petition filing is underway. Filing will continue this week and end next Monday afternoon.

City/village positions for mayors, aldermen/trustees, Township and school board positions, and park and library trustee seats are all part of the election. Referendums can also be held.

Candidates need to file petitions by 5 pm December 19th.
Primary elections, if necessary, would be held in February.

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Colder weather to settle in this week

The immediate area escaped the weekend snow storm. Just a couple of inches hit Saturday with a mix of rain and snow Sunday. The brunt of the weather hit northern and western parts of Illinois.

Reports of seven, nine and even 11 inches fell in northern sections of the state. Northwest Indiana also recorded upwards of eight to 10 inches. Chicago’s airports reported several delayed flights.

The heavy snow missed Illiana, but much colder conditions this week are likely. Highs will only reach the teens to low 20s by mid-week.

The next chance of accumulating snow locally appears to be Friday into Friday night.

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