The wind farm's proposed Southeast Side location would be about 15 miles into Lake Michigan from the Illinois International Port District on 95th Street.

Illinois’ First Offshore Wind Farm Proposed For Southeast Side, And Residents Want Jobs To Go To Locals

SOUTH CHICAGO — An offshore wind farm being proposed for the Southeast Side would be the first in the state — and possibly on the Great Lakes — but residents want to make sure it actually benefits the community before moving forward.

State Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. (D-33rd) and state Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) touted the potential economic and environmental benefits of a Lake Michigan wind farm during a town hall Wednesday at the South Chicago branch library, 9055 S. Houston Ave.