peat mining http://northernpublicradio.org en Peat Mining Under Scrutiny In Northern Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/peat-mining-under-scrutiny-northern-illinois <p></p><p>A northern Illinois county known for its rich farmland faces questions about how some of that land is being used. Peat mining is a key industry in Whiteside County. Supporters say it provides jobs, and creates opportunities for more open water habitats. But some residents wonder if the payoff is worth it. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:46:05 +0000 Mike Moen 35032 at http://northernpublicradio.org Peat Mining Under Scrutiny In Northern Illinois