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Decision On Rockton Asphalt Plant Delayed To January

Village of Rockton, Illinois

Discussions surrounding a proposed asphalt plant near Rockton were pushed back to January. 

Northern Illinois Service Co. had filed for a special use permit to build the plant on unincorporated land at Black’s Quarry.  However, more than 100 Rockton residents voiced their opposition at a five-hour Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Wednesday. 

The Rockford Register-Star reports the meeting continued Thursday for another three hours, and included a toxicologist's report on the plant's future emissions.  However, there was still no vote.  Residents say they’re concerned about air quality, truck traffic, and the facility’s potential effect on property values. 

The board will revisit the issue January 17.  

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