Illinois Balefill May Not Have a Future After All

Chicago -- The state of Illinois soon may expand the 527-acre Tri-County State Park, located in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. The state has offered to buy 284 acres from the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), which includes the site of a proposed balefill. This would end a 16-year battle between SWANCC and local residents and environmentalists who oppose the balefill for health and environmental reasons.