- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OAKWOOD HILLS, Ill. (AP) - Oakwood Hills officials have announced the village hall will reopen after it was closed for nearly a month due to threats made at a zoning board hearing.

Officials decided to cancel board meetings and close the village hall until tensions surrounding a proposed natural gas-fired power plant subsided.

The Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1lwdEsN ) reports more than 800 residents attended a zoning board hearing at the end of July to protest the $500 million Oakwood Hills Energy Center. Police say threats were made to village officials and they had to be escorted out of the building.

The proposed facility would take up about 13 acres behind village hall, less than a half-mile away from an elementary school and residential areas.

The next village zoning board hearing on the plant is scheduled for October.

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com


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