Kudos to the developers of a wind farm near Emden, and to the hundreds of local residents who support this new enterprise.

On July 21, I was pleased to attend the dedication of the $200 million Rail Splitter Wind Farm – 67 wind turbines located on 11,000 acres in Logan and Tazewell counties.

As I noted during the ceremony, one of the many benefits of this wind farm is the fact that this project brought community leaders together. Projects like this also provide Illinois with a long-term competitive advantage and will lead to business development and job creation. The end result is a better place for families to live and work.

The wind farm is expected to produce enough power annually for about 30,000 homes.

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