Tonight is a chance for many to speak out against or in favor of a controversial Pecatonica subdivision. Gary Erb has been shopping the project around to several communities in Boone, Ogle, and Winnebago Counties and now Pecatonica is being courted.
It stands to gain about $336,000 a year by controlling the development but the homes would be built 26 miles away in unincorporated Boone County. Nearby communities say their schools and infrastructures couldn't handle the strain. The project could lure 9,000 new residents to the area many are expected to gather at Pecatonica's village board meeting tonight at seven at Pecatonica High School.