Shamrock Acres LLC http://tspr.org en In The Tri States http://tspr.org/post/tri-states-49 <p>A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from June 2012.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Time ran out on plans to build Shamrock Acres, a large scale hog farm proposed for southeast McDonough&nbsp; County. Tri States Public Radio reported the story on June 13, one week before anyone else.<br /><br />Also during the month, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the chairperson of the Lee County Board was defeated in the June 5 primary, and the Transit of Venus happened for the final time until 2117.<br /> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:38:08 +0000 Rich Egger 17612 at http://tspr.org In The Tri States Shamrock Acres Doesn't Meet Deadline http://tspr.org/post/shamrock-acres-doesnt-meet-deadline <p>Owner Larry O&#39;Hern had one year to complete the permitting process for Shamrock Acres.&nbsp; He did not meet the deadline.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:17:24 +0000 Jim Lenz 16680 at http://tspr.org Shamrock Acres Doesn't Meet Deadline Hog Farm Remains in Limbo http://tspr.org/post/hog-farm-remains-limbo <p>Plans for a large-scale hog farm in southeast McDonough County are still up in the air.<br /><br />Shamrock Acres LLC applied for a permit from the Illinois Department of Agriculture nearly 10 months ago.<br /><br />Last fall&#39;s deadline for the department to decide on the permit came and went.&nbsp; The department decided it needed more information from the owner,&nbsp; Larry O&#39;Hern<br /> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:37:45 +0000 Rich Egger 9882 at http://tspr.org Hog Farm Remains in Limbo No Permit for South Morgan Acres Hog Farm http://tspr.org/post/no-permit-south-morgan-acres-hog-farm <p>Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.<br /><br />The Illinois Department of Agriculture declined to issue a permit to South Morgan Acres, LLC, which would be built in the northwest part of the county. The state said it required more information about the farm.<br /><br />In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:<br /><br />&ldquo;Our additional information request is as follows:<br /> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:10:43 +0000 Rich Egger 9678 at http://tspr.org No Permit for South Morgan Acres Hog Farm