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Norge and the AT&T Cell Tower history

In Jan. 2014, AT&T expressed interest in building a 140-foot cell phone tower at the Norge Ski Jump in Fox River Grove.
In Jan. 2014, AT&T expressed interest in building a 140-foot cell phone tower at the Norge Ski Jump in Fox River Grove.

In Jan. 2014, AT&T expressed interest in building a 140-foot cell phone tower at the Norge Ski Jump in Fox River Grove.

The company asked for a special use permit, and during an emotional March 20 meeting, the Fox River Grove Village Board voted against the proposed 120-foot cell tower.

On May 1, the board gave AT&T the go-ahead to construct a 107-foot cellphone pole that with have a "monopine" design. It will be built to look like a pine tree.

Story highlights:

May 1: Fox River Grove board OKs "monopine" design for AT&T

March 20: Fox River Grove board calls for cell tower denial

Jan. 20: AT&T proposes cellphone tower at Norge Ski Jump

Letters to the Editor:

March 31: Reasons for rejection

March 26: Tower in FRG

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