Ford County’s collapsed wind turbine puts more eyes on a new state law

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February 22, 2023. According to WCIA.com, "FORD COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A fallen wind turbine has county officials revisiting a new law. The Ford County Vice Chairman said situations like that are why they have certain ordinances in place.

"'How close is too close? How close are you comfortable having your family or your residents from a wind tower that can come down,' said Emily Lattz, a homeowner in Ford County, 'Why should the rights of the county be taken away for them to self-govern setbacks and what’s right for their constituents and their residents?'”

"Lattz said she wasn’t a fan of the turbines before. After the collapse and a new state law, she doesn’t see that changing."

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