Illinois Congresswoman Asks Indiana for Quarry Permit Stay

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois has asked an Indiana agency to stay a permit allowing a quarry to be built so state and federal officials can research potential impacts on the Kankakee River.
 
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ijLgJE ) the Matteson Democrat sent a letter to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Wednesday. She wrote that environmental concerns were ignored and impacts on the river ecosystem and flooding in Illinois weren't considered.
 
The Indiana agency last week granted the permit to Singleton Stone LLC, which wants to build a 600-acre quarry in northwest Indiana.
 
The permit lets the company pump between 12 million and 52 million gallons of water per day down the manmade Singleton Ditch tributary to the Kankakee River, which flows in Illinois and Indiana.