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Truck hub headed to court

July 1, 1993

Truck hub headed to court

By Joe Baker

By Joe Baker

Senior Editor

Legal action appears imminent against the rail-truck hub planned for construction at Rochelle. Ogle County Sheriff Mel Messer visited the site recently after a complaint was received by Ogle County State’s Attorney Doug Floski.

The complaint came from attorney Charles Cole, counsel for the Brushy Grove Drainage District. Cole alleged that a bridge being built on the Kyte Creek or River is in violation of environmental laws.

He and Commissioner Wayne Page charged that materials being put into the stream were obstructing the waterflow. They asked the Union Pacific Railroad to cease and desist.

The railroad claimed it has both state and federal permits for the project and went back the next day to building the bridge. Floski said he believes the next move will be up to a judge.

“They probably will sort it out in court,” he said. Floski added that the likely course will be for the drainage district to seek an injunction against the railroad. “They may seek injunctive relief,” Floski said.

Cole declined any comment, saying he was not at liberty to speak. Floski indicated it could take up to 30 days to get the matter before a judge.

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