Winnebago County Board members will take a vote Thursday on whether or not to give local approval for a landfill expansion. Last night, board members heard from Derke Price, a hearing officer recommending approval of the expansion. He did not speak with reporters after the special meeting. But he told board members the Winnebago Landfill, near Baxter Road in Rockford, is expected to reach capacity in less than a decade. It was built in 1972. The expansion would provide enough room until 2047.
The Illinois Attorney General's office says an elected official in northern Illinois has to decide between two jobs. But Ted Biondo won't give up any elected seat while state lawmakers consider changing a law that would make it legal for him to hold two offices.