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Soon, parts of the landscape in Henry County, Illinois could be dotted not only with crops but also with wind turbines.

Two companies are very interested in establishing renewable energy, perhaps more than two hundred turbines.

County Administrator Colleen Gillaspie says the projects could create substantial tax revenue for cities and schools. The companies would also pay building permit fees. More than 200 jobs would be created. Some of those jobs would be permanent.

The unemployment rate in the county is more than eight percent.

This is not a done deal. There are still more steps the two companies need to take before final approval is given to the projects. The State of Illinois would also have to give its approval.  

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