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Bill stripping townships of zoning control over wind farms heads to governor Bill stripping townships of zoning control over wind farms heads to governor

Bill stripping townships of zoning control over wind farms heads to governor

The Illinois Senate has passed and sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker a bill aimed at resolving a conflict in eastern Illinois over which unit of local government has authority to control zoning for wind farms. House Bill 2298 provides that only a county may enact zoning regulations for wind farms in the rural parts of a county, outside the zoning jurisdiction of incorporated cities, even in counties that don’t have countywide zoning regulations.
Bill calling for elected Chicago school board clears state House Bill calling for elected Chicago school board clears state House

Bill calling for elected Chicago school board clears state House

Voters in the nation’s third largest school district would, for the first time, be allowed to elect their own citywide school board under a bill that cleared the House on an overwhelming vote Thursday. “Dozens of parent and neighborhood groups have been formed to improve educational opportunities for the school children of Chicago,” said Rep. Robert Martwick, a Chicago...
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