Illinois Gov. Shuts Down Landfill Run by Distant Relative

Date: January 6, 2005

Source: News Room

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has ordered the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to shut down a Will County landfill which was run by a distant relative of his wife. Land Reclamation Services Incorporated's operator had allegedly told customers he did not need permits because of his family connections. But Blagojevich said in a statement that no landfills receive special treatment, and after a two-week investigation, the IEPA closed the 45-acre Joliet landfill because of violations including dumping of waste without a permit.
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