EDITOR'S NOTE: This is No. 9 on The Telegraph's list of the Top 10 stories of 2009, as voted by newsroom staff. The stories will appear each day until the No. 1 story runs on Friday, Jan. 1.
ROXANA - The skyline on the village's south side started seeing drastic changes throughout the year, and the community soon became the core in the region's economic development.
WRB Refining LLC, Wood River Refinery segued into the middle of its $3.6 billion expansion project, which is known as the C.O.R.E. project, or Coker and Refinery Expansion Project.
"There has been a lot of movement this year," said Melissa Erker, spokeswoman for WRB. "This is when everything started becoming visible to the public."
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