Electricity Bulk Buyers To Pay 7.2 Cents per Kilowatt Hour for Next Year, Up 54% from Current 4.169 Cents

A press release concerning future electricity costs for most of those in McHenry County whose municipalities are buying it in bulk (think “aggregation”), which are going up almost 54% from 4.169 to 7.2 cents per kilowatt hour: NIGEAC ELECTRIC AGGREGATION … Continue reading

Electricity Aggregation (Bulk Buying) Looking Better and Better

In 2012, there were many referendums asking whether residents wanted to have their municipalities or McHenry County to buy electricity for them, rather than take the power directly from Commonwealth Edison. The article Electric Aggregation Referendum Results Decidedly Mixed explains … Continue reading

Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring.  The next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

Another Retailer Spooked by County’s Continuous Flow Intersection Plan

The letter below was sent to McHenry County Engineer Joseph Korpalski by a new retailer in the Chicago market, Art Van Furniture. Its Real Estate Manager Lee Winter indicates that his firm is not interested in locating her if a … Continue reading

Raging Buffalo Worker Trapped in a Lift

A press release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District: Machinery Entrapment At 1:46 p.m., March 2, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to 19N475 Route 31, Algonquin, Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park, for a … Continue reading

Nygren, Millers, Munaretto, Nowak Host Zinke Algonquin Fundraiser

Here’s the invitation to a $50 1-3 Saturday afternoon Algonquin fundraiser for McHenry County Sheriff’s hopeful Andy Zinke at Cucina Bella Restaurant: The Host Committee consists of the following: Keith Nygren Dennis Adams Anna May Miller Bob Miller Robert Nowak … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 1

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog brought the County Board’s consideration of the $9 million Phase II contract up to the debate on the Randall Road resolution. Transportation Chairwoman Anna May Miller read a prepared statement which referred to a poll on … Continue reading