Does anyone live near a "wind farm", or have one of the huge things near them? Wind turbines have been proposed for this small county here in NW Illinois, and I've been reading some things (in Google) about them that make them sound very nasty. They might be okay if they were grouped together miles from the nearest dwellings, but this county is much too heavily populated, and the developers plan to string them out all over. I guess the biggest drawback is the noise, plus the flickering of the blades, not to mention the huge amounts of concrete that would comprise the bases, and the esthetics of seeing these huge things in one's back or front yard. Most articles said that the small amounts of electricity generated didn't justify the ugly things, and most of the money would go to the developers anyway - people who had to look at them the rest of their lives really wouldn't benefit at all. I'm going to a meeting Monday afternoon about it. Just wondered if anyone had any input.