Rock County WI

The Winnebago County Board unanimously approved a resolution Thursday opposing the construction of the Great Lakes Basin Railroad. The 261-mile railroad would pass through six Illinois counties and into Rock County, Wisconsin, to bypass congested Chicago freight lines. . However, opposition groups have formed in many of the affected counties, including a group which claims more than 14,000 members in Winnebago County. Organizer Brock McWillams says one of their biggest concerns was the...

A Rock County, Wis., towns attempt to require a livestock farm to meet stricter water than state regulations was rebuffed Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court . The Town of Magnolia , on State Route 213 in northern Rock County, granted a permit to Larson Acres Dairy in 2006 but imposed conditions aimed at controlling nitrate levels in water sources near the 2,900-cow facility.