On January 27, 2023, Governor JB Pritzker signed P.A. 102-1123 into law. The law preempts county authority to enact local ordinances that prohibit wind and solar projects. This page is intended to serve as a resource for county officials and other interested parties seeking information about the law and the impact it has on counties and local communities. 

ISACo Resources

County Wind and Solar Zoning Restrictions (ISACo Issue Brief)

Wind and Solar Preemption - Legislative History 

News Stories

Vermilion County Board puts Westville solar farm on hold for now- (The News-Gazette - October 14, 2023)

Piatt County Board, with Reluctance, Approves the County's First Wind Farm (IPM News - October 16, 2023)