The Peoria County board passed three resolutions last night that allow a local agriculture company to operate a business in Trivoli Township. Akron Services Inc., plans to house chemicals, fertilizers and seeds on a site where an unused grain elevator stands.
The vote was 12-3 with one abstention. Before the vote, the board heard from more than a dozen members of the public -- both in favor and opposed to the development.
Organic farmers neighboring the site say it would hurt the biodiversity of their crops.