Oakwood Hills Again Negotiating for Gas-Powered Electric Generating Plant

Oakwood Hills is a residential village between Cary and Prairie Grove with about 2,000 people. There is no commercial district to provide sales taxes, so property taxes, state income tax and Motor Fuel Tax revenue sharing, plus vehicle stickers provide … Continue reading

Sheriff Has No Policy about Who Can Fill Up at County Expense

There have been reports that vehicle appearing not to be owned by McHenry County have been filling their tanks at the Sheriff’s Department filling station. I decided to ask if there were any policy concerning fill-ups: “Under the FOIA, I … Continue reading

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

Natural Gas Odor Comes from Routine NICOR Maintenance in Burton’s Bridge and Bad Atmosphic Conditions

I first learned of the gas smell when my wife called from her office in the Advocate Good Shepherd Building across from the Pingree Road Metra Train Station in Crystal Lake. She told me the building had been evacuated because … Continue reading

At Lake in the Hills Airport Newt Gingrich Says County Needs Visionary for President

I’ve been listening to Newt Gingrich since former State Rep. Bernie Pedersen starting sending me GOPAC tapes every month during the late 1980’s. What impressed me was that his visions embraced the entire country–from suburbs to inner city. I was … Continue reading