Here is the press release that the company wanting to pay McHenry County College $6 million ofr 3.6 acres on which to build the tallest structure in Illinois has issued:
[Feb. 2, 2009. Oklahoma City, OK] BMB Communications Management, LLC (BMB) announced today that it has made a proposal to the McHenry County College Board of Trustees to purchase 3.6 acres of land owned by the college and within the borders of Crystal Lake, IL.
BMB plans to construct an FM radio and television facility, which would include a 1,500 ft self-supporting broadcast tower. The land BMB proposes to purchase from the College is located at the southeast corner of the College’s property adjoining to the Commonwealth Edison right of way.
“This particular piece of property is unique in that it will allow a number of area radio and television stations the potential to upgrade their signal and reach a significant number of new listeners,” stated John S. Maguire, manager of BMB. Mr. Maguire added,
“The $6 million generated by McHenry County College from the sale of the property will go a long way to supporting educational opportunities in the community.”
Prior to making a final decision about entering into a contract with BMB, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on February 18, 2009, at 7:00 P.M.
I look forward to answering questions during the meeting.
“BMB has been a good neighbor to every community in which it has developed a broadcast facility,” stated Mr. Maguire.
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The photo of John S. Maguire is fuzzy because I took it through a window. The McHenry County College Board prohibited the pubic from hearing Mr. Maguire’s initial presentation on February 28, 2008. McHenry County Blog’s story about last year’s meeting is here.