“Chainsaw Jack” Franks Can’t Power Tree Massacre Bill Out of Public Utilities Committee…Yet

Apparently “Chainsaw Jack” Franks didn’t have enough lubricating oil to get his bill (House Bill 3884, email addresses of Public Utility Committee members included in linked story) to allow Commonwealth Edison and Ameren to cut any tree it wanted to … Continue reading

Huntley Tea Party to Consider “Smart Meters”

A notice from the Huntley Area Tea Party: Come to the Huntley TEA Parties’ Smart Meter Event Who: The Huntley Tea Party What: Smart Meter Awareness Meeting- What’s coming your way? When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30-700 PM: signup, meet and … Continue reading

Tryon Recaps Veto Session

An email from State Rep. Mike Tryon: Our second week of veto session has ended, and while typically this would signify the end of the fall veto session, legislators are being called back to Springfield on Tuesday, November 29 to … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s Electric Industry Contributions

Previously, McHenry County Blog has reported on the contributions from Commonwealth Edison, Ameren and others to State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Jack Franks. Both voted to override Governor Pat Quinn’s veto, Franks a last minute switch. State Senator … Continue reading

Smart Grid, aka, Com Ed Rate Hike Bill, Passes House without Debate, Roll Call

Each year for the next ten years, Commonwealth Edison and Ameren, its Downstate counterpart will be increasing our electric rates, compliments of State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives The State Senate voted to override Governor Pat Quinn’s veto this … Continue reading

Althoff Goes with Com Ed, Duffy Doesn’t & Com Ed/Ameren Rate Hike “Trailer” Bill Senate Roll Call

Here’s the roll call for the so-called trailer bill that supposed to make the Com Ed/Ameren rate hike bill better. Governor Pat Quinn, who cut some of his community organizing teeth creating the Citizens Utility Board, doesn’t agree that it … Continue reading