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Hearing Continues Over Proposed Rockton Asphalt Plant

Village of Rockton, Illinois

Discussion continues over a proposed asphalt plant at Black's Quarry near Rockton.  

The Rockford Register-Star reports Northern Illinois Service Co. wants a special use permit to build the facility.  However, residents are concerned about disruptive effects of the plant, including a lowering of property values and poor smell.

About 70 residents attended Tuesday's hearing, and it will continue tonight at 5:30 PM.  If the Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals makes a recommendation, it will go before the Zoning Committee and full Winnebago County Board next month.   

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