DeKalb County
6:06 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Court Delays "Mega Dump" Decision

It will be at least two months before DeKalb County officials will know whether the Waste Management landfill can expand.

Cortland Township meeting in February over the landfill expansion plan
Cortland Township meeting in February over the landfill expansion plan
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The Illinois Supreme Court has delayed a decision. The court is expected to discuss appeals in May.

Daily Chronicle: State Supreme Court delays landfill expansion challenge 2 months

Waste Management wants to be able to accept trash from 17 other counties. DeKalb County officials are still waiting for additional fees from the increased garbage intake: that’s how they plan to pay for county jail expansion. The town of Cortland is also expecting one million dollars from Waste Management once the landfill is expanded. 

Read the court filing