Opponents to a proposed composting facility in unincorporated Cook County react to the Board’s approval, May 10, 2017.

It took a minor delay, a recusal, hours of public testimony, and some added conditions for a planned composting facility in the 9th District to pass Board muster Wednesday. Commissioners moved quickly throughout the rest of the day’s business, including a $380,000 payout to a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted while detained at the Cook County Jail, and payments and new oversight for the Department of Homeland Security.

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