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217 Today: Piatt County Board rejects wind farm proposal

The Piatt County Board at their April 12 meeting in Monticello, Illinois, where they discussed the county's options regarding wind farms.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday in one of Illinois’ most consequential corruption trials of the past decade.
  • Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition calling for a federal recall of some KIA and Hyundai cars after they said the companies failed to take steps to prevent theft.
  • The bipartisan infrastructure law authorized up to $108 billion in funds for public transportation initiatives.
  • One poet has written about what it means to be a Black woman throughout history in America’s southern states. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from the Piatt County Board Vice-Chair about the county’s rejection of wind farm proposals.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Camryn Cutinello, Tim Shelley, Mae Antar and Jim Meadows.

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Sydney Wood

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