ICC, Lake Villa In Power-line Duel

In the face of another challenge from a local government, the Illinois Commerce Commission reaffirmed Thursday its right to determine where public utility lines can be strung under a 79-year-old Illinois law.

But an commerce commission spokesman said the courts may ultimately determine the legality of a precedent-setting Lake Villa ordinance passed Wednesday night that limits Commonwealth Edison Co.`s ability to string a high-voltage line through the town.

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