One of the leading groups behind the search for definitive proof of President Barack Obama's place of birth arrived in St. Charles Thursday to announce a national gathering centered on their quest and issues of constitutional law.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Major concerns about wind machines include noise and shadow flicker caused when the blade sweeps in front of the sun. Turbines have also been known to kill bats and birds
The village of Libertyville has already seen how divisive the issue can be. After Aldridge Electric Co. began operating a wind turbine on Rockland Road, approved by the village, homeowners living nearby complained about the noise. The protests prompted the village to limit the turbine’s usage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. The issue is now in court.
The Libertyville situation was enough for the village of Gurnee and others to pass a moratorium, giving them time to research the technology and consider passing local ordinances.
Placement is key to minimize shadow effect, said Borgia, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board regulates noise pollution.
The bats are not dying from hitting the turbine blades,” she said, but from the pressure within the turbine that bursts their lungs.
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– The county is considering a change to its zoning laws that would allow small wind towers on properties as small as one acre.
Currently, small wind energy systems – those that generate 100 or fewer kilowatts of electricity – are allowed on lots that are at least 2 acres in size within unincorporated DeKalb County
Besides the $15,000 price tag small turbines can carry, some properties – even if they’re the right size – are not ideal for generating wind power.
anyone applying for a permit has to show that the height of the tower meets setback requirements set forth in the county ordinance.
How can this amount be taken without bells and whistles going off everywhere in the dealership?
SYCAMORE – A former executive of Brian Bemis Automotive Group will serve a seven-year prison sentence after pleading guilty earlier this month to stealing money from the company.
David R. Painter, 47, of Sycamore was charged in February with stealing more than $500,000 from his former employer. In addition to the prison term, Painter will have to repay $1.4 million in restitution to the business
Painter wrote checks to himself in the amount of $1.35 million, according to documents in the case, and stole $630,000 between 2006 and 2008
After a largely uninterrupted increase in …San Diego’s Mexican immigrant population throughout the decade, there was a drop of 9 percent, or 29,000 fewer immigrants, between 2007 and 2008, according to estimates released yesterday by the Census Bureau.
Among all county residents identifying themselves as foreign-born, the decline was nearly 2 percent, the same as in California.
Nationwide, the number of immigrants remained largely flat.
the new data is a reaffirmation of previous reports documenting a growing number of Latinos bypassing or migrating from California to states where the cost of living is lower and job prospects better.
Some demographers predict that San Diego could see a reversal in the declining number of immigrants once the local economy strengthens
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Take a look at the salary and benefits of District 100’s administrators. For the first time you can see the costs of all benefits.
Click on the following: http://www.district100.com/pdfs/2009_Administrator_Salary_Compensation_Report.pdf or
Click on the photocopy below to enlarge my copy of this chart:
Chicago was booted out in the first round and Tokyo was eliminated in the second round. The competition is now between Rio de Janeiro and Madrid.
What is the county going? Nothing? The newspaper seems to indicate something can be done, namely waiving the penalty and then FIAT will pay. Is this true or not?
Chrysler owes Boone County more than $1 million after failing to pay property taxes, but there’s nothing the county can do to reclaim the money because the company is under bankruptcy protection.
The company was given the OK to pay the taxes by the courts, but the company refuses to pay until the county waives the penalties totaling $39,788.75 to date for multiple parcels,