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|New Knox County Board Chair Elected
|POSTED 8:07PM, UPDATED 11:12PM 12/1/08 A man who describes himself as 'just another guy off the street' will be the leader of Knox County's Board. The Knox County Board Monday night voted to approve District 2 Democrat Greg 'Chops' Bacon as their next chairman, filling the seat vacated by District 1 Republican Alan Pickrel.
Bacon says the aging Knox County Courthouse will be the biggest issue he tackles in his time as the county chairperson. He has served on the building and construction committee and has no feelings he wished to share one way or another on the courthouse issue.
Bacon says wind towers are another issue he'd like to see the board explore. Bacon tells WGIL that wind towers are in communities all around Knox County and getting closer. "They're coming to Henry County," Bacon said. "I've been on the Zoning Committee for two years, and we've talked about it. Within two or three years, they're going to be in Northern Knox County. So, we have to be ready, as far as our zoning and stuff like that goes."
Bacon also shared that he doesn't know who he and the board will hold responsible to be on the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association Board but says he will make sure that they attend meetings every week or whenever GREDA has them scheduled. He says he was an opponent to the economic entity until recently, but says the economic times that are today, you cant just give up on economic development.
(Greg Bacon takes the Chairman's chair at Monday night's Knox County Board meeting. WGIL News Story and Photo by Dominic Fortini.)
|12 01 08 by Newsroom
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