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     February 13, 2019      #55-44 sdj 0
 
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U.S Sen. Dick Durbin announced a $500,000 grant for wind turbines at Riverside Medical Center in 2009. The hospital tested the use of wind power, and found it insufficient to meet its needs. Thus the money was returned.
Riveside rejected wind power plan

KANKAKEE — In September 2009, Sen. Dick Durbin announced a $500,000 federal grant to pay for wind turbines at Riverside Medical Center to help power the hospital’s new expansion.

During an event at Riverside back then, the Illinois Democrat said, “People will scratch their heads and say, ‘Wind power? Riverside?’”

About a decade later, people still might be scratching their heads. Despite the expansion, there are no turbines.

According to a federal grants database, Riverside never received the money.

KANKAKEE — In September 2009, Sen. Dick Durbin announced a $500,000 federal grant to pay for wind turbines at Riverside Medical Center to help power the hospital’s new expansion.

During an event at Riverside back then, the Illinois Democrat said, “People will scratch their heads and say, ‘Wind power? Riverside?’”

About a decade later, people still might be scratching their heads. Despite the expansion, there are no turbines.

According to a federal grants database, Riverside never received the money.

KANKAKEE: en septiembre de 2009, el senador Dick Durbin anunció una subvención federal de $ 500,000 para pagar los aerogeneradores en el Centro Médico de Riverside para ayudar a impulsar la nueva expansión del hospital.

Durante un evento en Riverside en aquel entonces, el demócrata de Illinois dijo: "La gente se rascará la cabeza y dirá: '¿Energía eólica? ¿Orilla?'"

Aproximadamente una década después, la gente todavía podría estar rascándose la cabeza. A pesar de la expansión, no hay turbinas.

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