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

Commonwealth Ed Complaints in McHenry County

A letter dated Wednesday, August 3, 2011, to the Crystal Lake City Council from Paul Greenlee, who lives on Bennington Drive, expresses concerns Commonwealth Edison service failures in his neighborhood: Mayor Shepley and Members of the City Council: When I … Continue reading

McHenry Blacktop Lumberjacks Target Canopy

Well, they’re not quite lumberjacks, but they’re as close as we come. If you haven’t driven on the road between Crystal Lake and McHenry, you are going to find it a lot more light next time around. The tree canopy … Continue reading

Com Ed to the Rescue

Glory be! Look at the gift our Illinois General Assembly has blessed me with. A cut of $85.91 in my October electric bill. (Click on bill to enlarge.) We only have to pay 5.34 this month. The rest has mysteriously … Continue reading

Com Ed to the Rescue

Glory be! Look at the gift our Illinois General Assembly has blessed me with. A cut of $85.91 in my October electric bill. (Click on bill to enlarge.) We only have to pay 5.34 this month. The rest has mysteriously … Continue reading