Rockton

Village of Rockton, Illinois

Northern Illinois Service Co. withdrew its petition to build an asphalt plant near Rockton. 

The Rockford Register Star reports the Winnebago County Board was set to vote on a special use permit for the project along Black’s Quarry at 11200 N. Main Street.  They also wanted to rezone these 42 acres.  

Village of Rockton, Illinois

The Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 2-2 regarding a special use permit request for an asphalt plant at Black's Quarry near Rockton. 

The Rockford Register-Star reports it comes after testimony by residents over the past two months.  They worry the project, sought by Northern Illinois Service Co. of Rockford, will affect their health, property values, and the environment. 

Village of Rockton, Illinois

Discussion continues over a proposed asphalt plant at Black's Quarry near Rockton.  

The Rockford Register-Star reports Northern Illinois Service Co. wants a special use permit to build the facility.  However, residents are concerned about disruptive effects of the plant, including a lowering of property values and poor smell.

Village of Rockton, Illinois

Discussions surrounding a proposed asphalt plant near Rockton were pushed back to January. 

Northern Illinois Service Co. had filed for a special use permit to build the plant on unincorporated land at Black’s Quarry.  However, more than 100 Rockton residents voiced their opposition at a five-hour Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Wednesday. 

Village of Rockton, Illinois

More than 100 Rockton-area residents packed into Rockford's Veterans Memorial Hall for a Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.  Over the course of five hours, they voiced their objections to the construction of an asphalt plant near the village.   

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