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Homer Votes “No” To Raw Water Sale

By now you’ve probably heard the good news. At its April meeting, the Homer Village Board voted unanimously 5-0 to decline to sell raw water to Sunrise Coal and Hallador Energy for use in washing coal at their proposed mine.  (Read the News-Gazette … Continue reading

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Homer to Reconsider Raw Water Sale to Mine Tonight 4/8/2013

We received word on Friday that the agenda for tonight’s Homer Village Board Meeting includes reviewing Sunrise Coal’s request to supply raw water for washing coal at the proposed mine. After nearly a year of public debate, a majority of … Continue reading

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Homer Enters Into Water Potable Water Contract with Sunrise Coal

Homer, Ill. – Despite having voted against a potable water contract with Sunrise Coal at its February 11th meeting, the village trustees decided to reconsider the unaltered contract for potable water at their March 11th meeting. The vote came after … Continue reading

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Homer Village Board Stands Up For Clean Water and Healthy Farms

Homer, Ill. – In a positive development and favorable outcome for area residents, farms, and natural resources, on Monday February 11th, 2013, the Village of Homer voted 3-2  against an ordinance that would have approved a contract to sell potable … Continue reading

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Questions Raised about Sunrise Mine, Drinking Water and Salt Fork River

Late this morning representatives of Champaign and Vermilion county residents, including stakeholders along the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River  held a press conference at the Homer Village Hall.  This site was chosen because reports that the Village of Homer … Continue reading

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