Demonstrators Support Ethanol Plant

By: Narina Crain
By: Narina Crain

Ever since the Wight Partners applied to build the plant in Winnebago County, neighbors of the proposed sight have voiced strong opposition to the planned location.

On Thursday night a new group rallied outside the courthouse. Their message is clear. They want the ethanol plant built in Winnebago County - and they want it now.

The demonstrators brought their message to the county board meeting. Board members sent a special use permit regarding the plant back into committee. That means the county's zoning ordinance won't be changed for a few months.

But that may not matter because Wight Partners re-applied for zoning changes to the specific site. The land needs to be re-zoned from agricultural to heavy industrial for the plant to be built.

You might recall last month when they pulled plans after some wording issues. The re-application took the spotlight at the board meeting.

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