The rolling plains of Midwest farm country are being tapped for their natural resources again. This time, though, the bounty would be wind energy, instead of corn, wheat or soybeans.
In a class room on Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, a small group of people sat watching a presentation by Tom Malek.
Ameren Choosing Corridor for Transmission Line
Ameren wants to build a transmission line from eastern Missouri to western Indiana. It would run right through Illinois -- including portions of this region -- and is called the Illinois Rivers Project.
Winds farms are dotting the landscape across Illinois, and now wind energy is working its way into school curriculum. A new Illinois Wind Energy Program is being offered in three Central Illinois school districts, including Cuba Middle-Senior High in Fulton County. The program is free of charge through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.