Essex Plant Cleanup Deadlines Passes


The court-ordered deadline to cleanup the old Essex plant off North Main Street in Rockford has come and gone with no action taken against the owner.

A.W. Bennett had until 11:59pm Wednesday to cleanup the site.  However, the city of Rockford told Eyewitness News it hadn’t gone out to the plant to inspect it.  It does anticipate doing so Friday.

If the city determines Bennett didn’t do an adequate job of cleaning up the site, attorneys will petition a judge to file criminal charges against them.

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