Kankakee Developer Pitches Landfill Once Again

Date: June 19, 2003

Source: News Room

Landfill siting hearings held one year ago for the proposed Kankakee Regional Landfill in Kankakee, Illinois have been voided, and the developer of the 236-acre facility is seeking approval from Kankakee lawmakers once again. The city council had previously issued a unanimous vote in support of the landfill, but the Illinois Pollution Control Board reversed the city council decision in a legal appeal spearheaded by the Kankakee County Board and Waste Management, who are trying to site a competing landfill. One question still unanswered is whether the Kankakee County Board can restrict landfills outside of its jurisdiction.

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