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Sheila Simon Tries To Slow Down Sand Mine Development

Posted by wlpo on March 12, 2012

Not even the lieutenant governor could sway the La Salle County Board.

Sheila Simon sent a letter yesterday to La Salle County Board Chairman Jerry Hicks asking him and the board to request a reclamation hearing about Mississippi Sand with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  Simon argued demanding a hearing would show the board’s commitment to an open, public process serving everyone in the county.

Sand mine opponents also presented a letter from Simon back in January where she was concerned about the mine being so close to Starved Rock.  The board and Zoning Board of Appeals still approved the mine permit.

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