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Sheldon Township files suit against wind farm owner over poor road work >

The owners of the Settlers Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois County are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by township officials.

Sheldon Township is suing the wind farm owner, E.On Climate and Renewables North America LLC, for more than $1.8 million.

The township alleges that the company failed to adequately restore township roads used to build the 94-turbine wind farm in 2011.

The lawsuit, filed this week in Iroquois County, claims that road restoration work, which was required to be done by E.On as part of a "road upgrade and maintenance agreement," remains "deficient." The poor roads cover a five-mile radius."

A contractual agreement required E.On to repair all roads damaged during construction to their "pre-construction condition" or better.

The $1.8 million lawsuit, according to township officials, reflects the cost for having the necessary restoration work completed.

E.On has not offered comment on the lawsuit.

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