Firm Planning Peaker Plant in Oakwood Hills

The Village of Oakwood Hills is under considered for a site for a gas turbine electric generating plant. Here’s what McHenry County Blog has found: an option running through March of 2014 has been been signed to purchase the property … Continue reading

Moore Provides Information about Township Assessor’s Electrical Needs

On the heels of Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman’s comments about electrical needs in the Assessor’s Office comes this response from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore in this memo to Assessor Bill Ottley: Memo: It would be best if … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Candidate Marty Waitzman States Position on New Town Hall: “Acquisition or Construction of a New Township Building Today Would Be Fiscally Irresponsible and Unnecessary”

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman: Marty Waitzman – Position Statement on Grafton Township Building ALGONQUIN, IL – I have had many conversations with residents and news reporters who wanted to know whether or not I … Continue reading

Com Ed Electric Line Sparking on Route 14

Right near the north end of the Virginia Street TIF District (you know the place, just look for the two $16,000 stone monuments) in front of the Crystal Lake Motel, high winds have snapped an electric line maintained by Commonwealth … Continue reading

Nasty Trees Take Out Coventry Power Near McHenry Avenue

Got this from the Crystal Lake Police: “A power outage has occurred in the area of Dartmoor and McHenry due to downed trees. “Comed is on scene working to address the problem as we speak. They estimate power restoration at … Continue reading

Sunday Chicago Tribune Hacks at “Chainsaw Jack” Franks’ Tree Killing Bill

Who could have known that the Chicago Tribune would take on “Chainsaw Jack” Franks and use “Illinois Chain Saw Massacre” in it’s editorial sub-headline? But there it was. A whole editorial aimed at the overreach, no, that’s too mild a … Continue reading

2011 Campaign Contributions from Those Interested in Allowing Com Ed & Ameren to Hike Electric Rates without ICC Approval

The Campaign for Political Reform has a spreadsheet that shows how much each state legislator has taken from companies like Commonwealth Edison, Ameren and other entities which it thinks has a stake in the so-called “Smart Grid” electricity rate hike … 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

McCullom Lake is Last in Com Ed Reliablity

McHenry County making the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times twice in one week. That’s probably a record since the tragic school bus-Metra train collision in Fox River Grove in the mid-1990’s. First we are treated to the Thursday revelation … Continue reading

Teens Cause Morning Crystal Lake Crashes

From the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Traffic Crashes March 1st , 2011 On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Crystal Lake Police and Fire Rescue Departments responded to the 1100 block of North Shore Drive, Crystal Lake … Continue reading