More than 1,000 citizens in Kankakee County signed petitions opposing the
Great Lakes Basin Railroad project. It's a proposed project that calls for a railroad hub in the Manteno area that could eat up acres of farm ground.
The Great Lakes Basin proposal was one of several agenda items occupying discussion time at Tuesday's County Board meeting. The matter is likely to stir future discussion. A resolution by the board could address the issue as well. The resolution would oppose the project.
State Rep. Kate Cloonen recently gathered public input about the project and helped push the petition.