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U.S. House Committee Holds Meeting in Wheeling to Discuss Foxconn

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…The hearing, held Friday morning at the Wheeling Village Hall, drew about 80 attendees and focused on downstream impacts from the Foxconn development just over the state line in Wisconsin, particularly on small businesses and how the federal government’s small business disaster assistance program can help them…

…The hearing featured testimony from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission and The Environmental Law & Policy Center in addition to Durning. Schneider said officials from Foxconn and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were also invited but declined to attend.

Schneider, D-Deerfield, has been critical of the way the Wisconsin government handled the Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant, particularly its waiver of certain environmental reviews…

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