Oakwood Hills Peaker Plant Would Draw Water from Same Ironton-Galesville Sandstone Aquifer Cary Uses

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about a possible gas-fired electric generating plant in Oakwood Hills. Envisioned by Enventure Partners, the peaker plant would draw water from two 1380-foot wells are envisioned to pull 2,200 gallons per minute out … 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

200 Page Water Resources Plan Passed McHenry County Board

The lengthiest item on the agenda of the last McHenry County Board meeting was the Water Resources Action Plan. I admit to not having the stamina to wade through it. The County Board has sent out the following press release … Continue reading

Protection of County’s Groundwater Front and Center Saturday

A while back I sat down with a reader for a talk at Conscious Cup Coffee. We discussed county politics and problems. I concluded that the availability of drinking water was the biggest problem facing the county. Tuesday in an … Continue reading

Metra Not Customer Friendly

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the RTA’s Metra commuter trains to and from Chicago are featured in a critical article on the front page of the Tribune today. The beef is that riders can’t access the internet on … Continue reading

Barrington Hills Objects to Definition of “Estate” in McHenry County Land 2030 Use Plan

The following press release was received from the Village of Barrington Hills. It concerns the 2030 Land Use Plan.  One of its objections is the almost complete abandonment of the horse raising heritage of McHenry County. When the first count … Continue reading

Where Do County Board Candidates Stand on Water Policy

McHenry County is not destined to get water from Lake Michigan, so what county board members do on water policy is an important issue. Some forces want to take water from the rural parts of the county (mainly District 6) … Continue reading

Where Do County Board Candidates Stand on Water Policy

McHenry County is not destined to get water from Lake Michigan, so what county board members do on water policy is an important issue. Some forces want to take water from the rural parts of the county (mainly District 6) … Continue reading

A Forum on Water at MCC Saturday Afternoon

If you are interested in the water problems McHenry County will surely face, this should be a forum you plan to attend. Environmental Law & Policy Center & McHenry County College Present What is Your Water IQ? A Free Community … Continue reading

A Forum on Water at MCC Saturday Afternoon

If you are interested in the water problems McHenry County will surely face, this should be a forum you plan to attend. Environmental Law & Policy Center & McHenry County College Present What is Your Water IQ? A Free Community … Continue reading