The Chicago Tribune is running another story about the Oakwood Hills power plant proposal in its Saturday edition.
There is a video of an interview of an Oakwood Hills mom in which she says her family will move if the power plant is built.
Reporter Robert McCoppin capitulates the issue:
“The controversy takes to a new level the frequent ‘not in my backyard’ battles of the suburbs, those involved say.
“It pits the long-sought development of cleaner, more efficient energy sources against homeowners using targeted networking and social media to attack the plan and prevent any similar unwelcome surprises.”
After reading about the village’s consideration of a power plant early last fall on McHenry County Blog, McCoppin made inquiry. Here’s what he found:
“Last October, the Tribune asked Funk about a proposal to build a ‘peaker plant,’ a power plant designed to operate at times of peak power usage.
“In an email response, Funk wrote, ‘There are NO plans for a peaker plant in Oakwood Hills.'”
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The article showed up on the front page and covered over half of page two.