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Breaking: Illinois’ solar boom

Have you seen the latest the headlines solar power has been generating this summer?

Southern Illinois is becoming a hot place for energy companies to build solar farms–Belleville News-Democrat

More Solar Farms Planned–The Times, Ottawa

Six solar farms considered in Whiteside County–The Dispatch of Moline/Rock Island Argus

Coal was king in this Illinois town for generations. A young mayor is betting on solar. -Belleville News-Democrat

“We’re seeing the beginning of a solar boom in Illinois, and that’s a good thing,” CUB’s Jim Chilsen told one reporter.

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