A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from June 2012.
Time ran out on plans to build Shamrock Acres, a large scale hog farm proposed for southeast McDonough County. Tri States Public Radio reported the story on June 13, one week before anyone else.
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.
Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.
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.
In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:
“Our additional information request is as follows: