Patrick Kenneally’s Fundraiser

Back on January 26th, McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally held a fundraiser at Turnberry Country Club. ¬†I had to hurry off to the League of Women Voters’ County Board Districts 4, 5 and 6 Forum, so missed the … Continue reading

Power Plant Is Dead – Who Says You Can’t Beat City Hall?

The Canadian¬† power plant pushers have withdrawn their application to locate a power plant in Oakwood Hills. Here is the email that was received today: IMPORTANT ENVENTURE PARTNERS ANNOUNCEMENT The Village of Oakwood Hills has received written notice from Enventure … Continue reading

Notes on the Wednesday Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting

Observations by a friend of McHenry County Blog of the Oakwood Hills citzens meeting Wednesday night: 1. Political participants on side of opposition got lots of love tonight from over 300 in attendance. Message conveyed that if plant gets its … Continue reading

Police Presence High at Oakwood Hills Village Board Meeting

Never have I seen more police at a local governmental meeting than at the Oakwood Village Board meeting at McHenry County College’s Conference Center Thursday night. The room would accommodate 340 people, but about 150 showed up, most wearing red, … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Asks County Board Members to Represent Him on Oakwood Hills Power Plant Issue

Cary Grade School Board member (and Republican Precinct Committeeman) Chris Christensen was the first up for public comment at last week’s McHenry County Board meeting. Christensen revealed that three weeks before he had called Oakwood Hills and been told, “Hey, … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting: All Dressed in Red and No Chance to Talk

A very short Oakwood Hills zoning meeting was held at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Thursday evening to consider the siting of a gas-fired electric generating plant behind Village Hall. The length was dictated by the power plant applicant’s losing … Continue reading