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Posted: Monday, Jan 7th, 2013


New Sunday liquor laws approved

ROCHELLE — All stores or establishments in Rochelle with valid liquor licenses will now be able to sell liquor on Sundays following the approval of an amendment to the city’s liquor sale ordinance.

Following a vote of 6-1 Monday night, the council approved the amendment making the changes effective immediately, which includes all types of liquor sales from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

The vote came after a public hearing in which some members from the community spoke against the change.

Rochelle Energy Center starts operation

ROCHELLE — In cooperation with RMU and Rochelle Waste Disposal, William Charles Energy, LLC developed and constructed the Rochelle Energy Center, a state-of-the-art 4.8 megawatt renewable energy facility located at Rochelle Municipal Landfill #2 in Rochelle. RMU will purchase the power produced at the energy center and will retain all of the renewable energy credits associated with the electricity production. The plant achieved commercial operation in December 2011. A ribbon cutting event was held Thursday morning.

The Rochelle Energy Center has three Caterpillar G3520 reciprocating engine generator sets, each rated at 1.6 megawatts. The project includes a biological treatment system to clean the landfill gas and produce a beneficial usable byproduct.

For the complete article see the 01-06-2013 issue.

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